The Warmth of Other Suns Essay

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THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS

Isabel Wilkerson is an African American Howard University journalism graduate writer and the first black woman in the history of American Journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize. Among her notable works is the novel “The Warmth of Other Suns”. The novel The Warmth of Other Suns was about the Great Migration which occurred between the years 1915-1970 and this was the movement of approximately seven million Black people out of the Southern United States to the North, Midwest and Western states from 1916 to 1970. Blacks migrated to escape widespread racism in the South, to seek employment opportunities in industrial cities of the North, to get better education for their children, and to pursue what was widely
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He was accused of having stolen turkeys which belonged to the planter for whom they all worked as sharecroppers. She left on March 5, 1913 about three years after the start of the Great Migration.
For George Swanson Starling who is a head strong person who had been a college student and so he had some education and only returned to picking fruit in Florida because the money had run out for college. Because he'd had some education, he was quite aware of how the workers were being cheated and how - the unfair working conditions under which they had to toil. And so he began to try to organize the people for better pay. So he began to argue for better wages. And in doing so, he got on the bad side of the growers, of the grove owners who were not accustomed to people - black people, the workers, the pickers, questioning anything. And so, this was a really treacherous period of time to be standing up to the grove owners, and he did that. And as a result, there was a lynching planned for him. And a friend who overheard a conversation about this warned him, and he left town and headed to New York.
Robert Joseph Pershing who is the last of the three migrants. He was the last child out of three children; he was an ambitious surgeon who journeys from Louisiana to California to escape the caste system of the South. His motivation

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