The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Cover of The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, whose first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. This excellent, never before comprehensively documented study of the myriad numbers of American Blacks quietly leaving the South for Freedom in the other States, is told primarily through the stories of three who left. The quoted narrations immediately put the reader into a world of a constricted and oppressed people, yet is permeated with hope and supplemented with the massive scope of the exodus and how it has changed our nation for the better. The migration started in World War I, and ended in the 1970s.

This story has the best of history and literature, being beautifully written and exhaustively researched, putting immediate, real stories in the perspective of the unstoppable journey to Freedom.

Join us for what should be a fascinating discussion of a ground breaking work.


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