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Date:
August 18, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact:
757-303-6170
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Warmth of Other Suns Book Discussion

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hampton Roads Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Partnership with the City of Hampton 2019 Commission Presents a Book Discussion of this award-winning Book: Warmth of Other Suns, By Isabel Wilkerson.

This work tells the story of the Great Migration and the Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from approximately 1915 to 1970. The book intertwines a general history and statistical analysis of the entire period. It includes the biographies of three persons: a sharecropper's wife who left Mississippi in the 1930s for Chicago, named Ida Mae Brandon Gladney; an agricultural worker, George Swanson Starling, who left Florida for New York City in the 1940s; and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, a doctor who left Louisiana in the early 1950s, moving to Los Angeles.