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Creecy Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

This is a monthly book discussion with no registration required. The book club consists of informal and casual discussion on The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

  • Tuesday, September 11th at 2:00 p.m. in The Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in The Meeting Room

Summary:
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.

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country and ourselves.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips and their new lives, as well as how they changed cities with southern food, faith and culture and improved them with discipline, drive and hard work.

 

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Date:
September 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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