9-2-11: The Warmth of Other Suns

September 2, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

This interview originally aired on January 11th, 2011

[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-984569.mp3]

Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson is the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.   She recently authored a sweeping account of the migration of African Americans from the Jim Crow south to cities in the north, midwest, and west.   It’s called The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

It is indeed, an epic story. Between the first world war and the 1970s, almost 6 million people left the south, forever changing the social, political and economic landscape of the United States.  

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