“The Warmth of Other Suns”
The DuSable Museum Education Council presents “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – A DuSable Museum Book Club Discussion
Introducing the DuSable Museum Book Club, which provides a unique forum to discuss exciting and emotive literature related to African American history and culture. Be among the first to take part in these dynamic learning experiences, starting with our first selection “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” presented in collaboration with One Book One Chicago.
“The Warmth of Other Suns” is Isabel Wilkerson’s historical study about the The Great Migration and the Second Great Migration, the movement of blacks out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West between 1915 and 1970. The book intertwines a general history and statistical analysis of the entire period, and 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, for Los Angeles.
Josephine H. Robinson
Chair, DuSable Museum Education Council – Teacher Gage Park high school
Dr. Johari Jabir
Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Teacher – Powell Elementary Paideia Comm Academy
Director of Education and Public Programs
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum Book Club discussions are facilitated by The DuSable Museum Education Council and include a light reception.
General Admission is $5.00 and FREE for DuSable Museum Members. For more information or to RSVP, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290.
With a Chicago Public Library card, the ebook can be downloaded to any device – iPad, Kindle, etc. Here is the link to the ebook of this title for download: http://goo.gl/wue5s
New to Chicago Public Library ebooks? http://goo.gl/9hHr9
For more information or to RSVP, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290.