Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from World War I to the 1970s. Interviewing more than 1,200 people, she focuses mainly on the personal stories of three Southern African-Americans who uprooted their lives to move to other parts of America. Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, a sharecropper's wife who moved from rural Mississippi in the midst of the Great Depression, eventually landing in Chicago; George Swanson Starling, who went from picking fruit in north Florida to becoming a train attendant in 1940s New York; and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, an accomplished surgeon who moved from northern Louisiana to Los Angeles in the 1950s. This migration of almost six million people changed the face of America, and altered our cities, our country, and ourselves.All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Meeting Room - Dole Branch