The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2020.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141995151 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Random House, 2010.
Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, 'The Warmth of Other Suns' tells the story of America's Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career.
736 pages ; 20 cm
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