The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson
640 pages; Random House

Between 1915 and 1970, as lynching became public spectacle, as a nicely dressed black woman might be arrested for "acting white," as black sections of towns were burned down or terrorized, black sharecroppers and surgeons quietly fled the South for New York City, Detroit, Oakland—as far as they could possibly go. Read more