Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities. From 1910 to the 1960s an estimated 6 million African Americans left the South and moved North, in what became known as The Great Migration. On this edition of Making Contact, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns traces the legacy of the Great Migration on American society and culture.

Featured speakers/guests:

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns

Credits:

Host/Producer: George Lavender
Producers: Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner and Barbara Barnett

ON Making Contact | February 27, 2014 | 12:30 pm

The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration

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Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities. From 1910 to the 1960s an estimated 6 million African Americans left the South and moved North, in what became known as The Great Migration. On this edition of Making Contact, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns traces the legacy of the Great Migration on American society and culture.

Featured speakers/guests:

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns

Credits:

Host/Producer: George Lavender
Producers: Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner and Barbara Barnett

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