"The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns cover

The 2012 Summer Read Program book selection is "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson, which chronicles an important period in American history: the decades-long Great Migration of nearly six million black citizens fleeing the South from 1915-1970 in search of better opportunities.

Inspired by “The Warmth of Other Suns,” the following events will take place on campus in the weeks ahead and will shed important light on the Great Migration from different intellectual perspectives. All events are free and open to the public.


Summer Read author Isabel Wilkerson engages Whitties with talk on “The Warmth of Other Suns”