The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America’s great migration

From Ellen Druda
Author:  Isabel Wilkerson
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America’s great migration 
The great migration by African Americans from the South to the North during the 20th century is told through the stories of three individuals who made the trip. We learn about the rough lives of Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster in the Jim Crow south: the humiliation and fear, pitiful pay, and brutal working conditions that were regular parts of their daily existence. Separately they make the leap up North, and we follow their lives, for better or worse. Wilkerson interweaves the personal histories with the great history and brings the migration to life with facts, quotes, and an incredible amount of research.  Eye-opening, expansive, and moving, this book sheds brilliant light on an important part of the American story.

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