“We Cannot Escape Our Origins . . . ”


MY REVIEW of “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson is up at the at L.A. Times

From the piece:

“What started as a march of the impatient,” writes Wilkerson, “became a rite of passage, and would become the biggest under-reported story of the 20th Century.” Émigrés made their way to cities that were connected via bus routes, rail ties, relatively well-paved roads, among them New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles. It was an era in which little black children didn’t play “Let’s Pretend,”.but “let’s pretend we’re leaving.”


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