Title: The Warmth of Other Suns

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Publisher: Random House

Type: Non Fiction

Released: September 7, 2010

Length: 640 pages

Jazz. The Blues. Motown. Hip Hop. All in some way owe their birth to the Great Migration. Isabel Wilkerson's book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, tells the story of some six million African-Americans that fled the South from World War 1 until 1970. They left, taking with them their dreams of economic prosperity and freedom. And along the way, they forced the South to change and altered the American identity--as cities in the North and West became new centers for African Americans. Listen to Isabel Wilkerson's commentary on the Great Migration and read an excerpt of her book.