Episode 27: The Warmth of Other Suns
Book: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Guest: Walter May
Host: Page May
From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
In this episode, Page sits down Walter May, her 84 year-old grandfather, to talk about one of his favorite books and how it relates to his own life and beginnings.
- What was the Great Migration?
- What conditions caused people to leave the South for the North?
- How did they survive?