The Great Migration

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, talks about her book, now in paperback, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, as listeners share their families' stories of moving away from the Jim Crow south.


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Comments [3]

Sophia from Oakland, CA

Wonderful segment Brian! This is an excellent book, which brings a new level of understanding to our American History. I loved it!

Nov. 25 2011 06:31 PM

Who do you think made this excellent book a best-seller? The vast majority of buyers of hardcover books in the US are white.

Nov. 24 2011 12:47 PM
Sonny Nkansa

Let's face it: Most of White America does not want to talk about race relations in the US. Don't talk of Little Rock. Don't discuss the hatred of Obama from McConnel on down. Don't discuss the death penalty. Don't discuss residential segregation. Don't discuss plain police brutality against black people. Most white Americans will not read "the warmth of other suns." The list is endless. A first generation Armenian, Scottich, Irish, Finnish - you name it - feels more ownership and "rightful" belonging here than a black person with centuries of sweat here. Who are we kidding?

Nov. 24 2011 11:32 AM

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