Hey passengers! My first PODCAST! I guess you can tell I am excited to finally bring you a podcast format. In show number one we talk about the great migration, .IE. the migration of our black ancestors from the south, to the north and the challenges they encountered. Our discussion comes as a result of reading the book by the Author Isabel Wilkerson, “The warmth of other Suns”. The book speaks to how the great migration continues to effect generations afterward, including ours, the baby boomers.
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
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