The Warmth of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

By Isabel Wilkerson; Robin Miles (Read by)
(Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455814237, 19pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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“The massive migration of black people out of the South during the 20th century is a subject that has never been truly examined in popular history. That oversight has been rectified in this magisterial work. Concentrating on three individuals, Wilkerson puts a human face on a movement that transformed American society on every level and brought the depths and heights of tragedy and triumph to those who had the courage to escape the oppression of Jim Crow.”
-- Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI



NPR
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Isabel Wilkerson, author of �The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story America's Great Migration.� Wilkerson�s book explores the courageous journeys of African-Americans from the Jim Crow south to the north, west, and other areas of America. Last time, Wilkerson explained why African-Americans left, and how difficult it was to do so. Now, she explains what happened once African-Americans reached their respective destinations. More at NPR.org

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Monday, Sep 13, 2010

More than 6 million African-Americans moved from the South to cities in the Northeast and Midwest between 1915 and 1970. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson documents the resulting demographic and social changes in her history of the Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns. More at NPR.org

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