Trumbull Park by Frank London Brown is the featured book to be discussed at the next Cliff Dwellers book club on Saturday, April 25. The discussion begins at 11:00 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. The Cliff Dwellers is located at 200 S. Michigan, across the street from the Art Institute.
Frank London Brown’s family moved to Chicago from Kansas City in 1939 when he was twelve years old. Brown served as an associate editor of Ebony magazine, where he also was a frequent contributor. He also wrote for Negro Digest, Downbeat, Chicago Review and Southwest Review. His debut novel, Trumbull Park, is a fictionalized account of the actual heroic struggle of African American families who integrated an all-white Chicago Housing Authority complex in the early 1950s. Brown died in 1962, at the age of 35, and his second novel, The Myth Maker, was published posthumously.