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African American Experience: South to North

Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans fled southern states to escape persecution and seek opportunities further north. This series pairs Isabel Wilkerson’s masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide.

Books in this Series

  • Richard Wright, Black Boy
  • Jean Toomer, Cane
  • Ernest J. Gaines, In My Father’s House
  • Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns

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