The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is where the past meets the future and it reverses itself. In today’s economic climate this book still holds an important relevance that must be continually expressed about The Great Migration where millions of African Americans relocated from the Deep South towards the Mid and West Coasts. The reasons why The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is so crucial in today’s culture is because now The Great Migration is beginning to be reversed.
As minorities are retiring, particularly African-Americans, they are migrating from the Mid and West Coasts back to the Southern States for a better quality of life from the environment to conditions. The effects of racism which was once one of the main reasons for the migration still exists, however, it is becoming a phenomenal factor of life throughout the U.S. Author, Isabel Wilkerson, conducted over 1,200 interviews that take us into the lives of three individuals as we transitioned through their journey.
Meet Ida Mae Brandon Gladney from Chickasaw County, Mississippi as she travels to Chicago, Illinois; George Swanson Starling as he moves from Wildwood, Florida to New York City, New York, and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster from Monroe, Louisiana and he transitions to Los Angeles, California. You will learn firsthand accounts of how each individual has fared over the thirty years from sharecropping to City life. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is about choices, promise, risks, security, pride, life, sacrifices, and dreams.