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"The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Dec 6, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year

From World War I to the 1970s, some six million black Americans fled the American South for an uncertain existence in the urban North and West. They left all they knew and took a leap of faith that they might find freedom under the Warmth of Other Suns.

Their leaving became known as the Great Migration. It brought us James Baldwin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Richard Wright and the forebears of Michelle Obama, Toni Morrison and of most African-Americans in the North and West. It set in motion the civil rights movement and created our cities and art forms.

This is the story of three who made the journey, of the forces that compelled them to leave and of the many others—famous and not so famous—who went as far as they could to realize the American Dream.

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  • Eric

    Like a boss

    December 7, 2013

  • Kristina T.

    No problem.I have parking passes for the street parking for those who drive (so don't let the permit signs scare you) :0

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be a tiny bit late. 7:45 maybe?

    December 6, 2013

  • Andrea L.

    I've got a last minute late deadline for work, so I may not make it tonight (will be late if so). I was looking forward to this, will hopefully catch you all another time!

    December 6, 2013

  • Jeannine

    Will be late. Got stuck at work

    December 6, 2013

  • Eileen

    Hi I'm going to be a little late. On my way from work.

    December 6, 2013

  • Brian M.

    I'm sorry for changing my RSVP tonight on short notice, i'm currently battling a nasty ear infection.

    December 6, 2013

  • Kristina T.

    Feel free to call or text if you need directions or info:[masked]

    December 6, 2013

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