Black History

Inner Child: Terry Baker Mulligan
on Romare Bearden’s “The Piano Lesson”
as told to Souleo

Inner Child: Terry Baker Mulligan<br> on Romare Bearden’s “The Piano Lesson” <br>as told to Souleo

When I look at Romare Bearden’s “The Piano Lesson,” I am reminded of the music I grew up around. In 1944, I was born on the second floor of 369 Edgecombe Avenue. Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins lived about two or three houses away, and rock and roll singer Frankie Lymon lived a few blocks from us too.