Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Warmth of Other Suns


Rarely do we get a glimpse of our, black, history on an everyday scale. Rarely are we able to engross ourselves in a historical encounter that hold true to it's origin, but Isabel Wilkerson shows us it is still possible to inform, captivate and engage on a topic many thinks no longer exists: slavery, more mental than physical now, and the obstacles, the decisions many blacks make in trying to be free---unshackled. The Warmth of Other Suns takes you inside the lives of several individuals as they decide and begin their journey during The Great Migration. A pure page turner and enlightening read if you are into culture and black history.



 
Isabel Wilkerson is currently the Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University, holding the title of being the first black woman in american journalism to recieve a Pulitzer Prize for her dedication as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994.

sources: www.creosotejournal.com, poweroftheword.americanwritersmuseum.com, isabelwilkerson.com



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