Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In Motion: African American Migration

I hope everyone is enjoying The Warmth of Other Suns as much as I am. Learning so much about the world and experiences of people like my parents has been fascinating.

I've already recommended Isabel Wilkerson's website, with its photos of the Gladneys, Fosters, and Starlings, and video interviews with Wilkerson on her research for the book.. If you'd like to learn even more about the Great Migration, take a look at the Schomburg Library's online exhibit: In Motion: The African American Migration Experience. You'll find newspaper articles, photos, maps, and excerpts from reference books that help put Wilkerson's book in perspective. The site also covers other migratory periods for African Americans, from the slave trade through recent African and Caribbean immigration to the United States.

See you on December 13th!

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