Book Discussion – “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration “

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Date(s) - Feb/18/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Stone Chapel

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isobel Wilkerson, 2011

The decades long migration of blacks who fled the South for Northern and Western cities in search of a better life.  Pulitzer  Prize-winning author, Isobel Wilkerson,  chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history.

From 1915 to 1970, the exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

Wilkerson tells the story through the lives of three unique individuals…

Ida Mae Gladney left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi to achieve quiet blue-collar success and in old age voted for Barack Obama in a race for an Illinois Senate seat…

Quick-tempered George Starling left Florida for Harlem…

Robert Foster left Louisiana for a medical career.

These are their stories.

“Destined to become a classic”.

Available in hardcover and paperback on InterLibrary Loan from your library.

Questions:       Marion Allen   526-6776

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