Befriending Angelou, Baldwin, and Morrison in 1970s New York

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Food historian Jessica B. Harris has cooked with Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. While working at Essence magazine, she also had a relationship with Sam Floyd, Baldwin’s best friend and neighbor. Harris recounts this confluence of acquaintances — the conversations, the food and the records they played — in her memoir, “My Soul Looks Back.”



Evan Kleiman