Isabel Wilkerson, an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed writer, is back with an epic, insightful and beautiful masterpiece that chronicles one of the lost pages of the US history. This is the story of the generations-long migration of black folks who left the South of America behind and embarked on a journey towards the northern/western lands, hoping to find a better life for themselves and their children.
The exodus of as much as 6 million people forever changed the United States of A. This fascinating migration from 1915 to 1970 is often being compared to that of the Egyptian folks. Wilkerson talked to about 1000 people and got access to data and records from the archives dating back to that time to make sure that we got all sides of the story, so to speak.
This book is her honest, vivid and revealing account of how it all happened and what made these Americans leave their homes and eventually shape the modern-day American cities, people, and way of living. This magnificent story is told with amazing detail and through the eyes of 3 distinctive individuals. These people crossed the country in trains, by car, and ended up being in ghettos, but, despite all the difficulties, they still rose up and stood strong on both feet. Furthermore, they changed the western folks with their food, culture, traditions and beliefs.
The Warmth of Other Suns is one of the greatest historical books to ever hit the bookshelves. It's bold, revealing, and gripping. The modern-day generation needs to know about the struggles of these folks, because if we hide the real truth about this country's history, then we're no better than those folks who oppressed the blacks back in the 20th century.