Excellent story telling of a painful history. This will be a book I recommend to others and I'll listen to it many times.
This book is an intriguing look at an important period in American history. Although there is a bit of overlap in the story, the book provides an in depth review of the black migration from the south. This represents a part of history that cannot be changed yet should not be forgotten because of the impact it made on the current state of affairs in our urban cities. It's a truly insightful read/listen.
Wilkerson masterfully interweaves hundreds of stories within the main 3 characters. Robin Miles provides depth to all the characters major and minor.
It is too long a book to do that but if it was shorter the answer would be yes.
I love to read and I love to listen to a good story!
I loved this book, not only educational but relatable! I'm a product of southern migrants and I thought a lot about my great grandparents, grandparents and my own parents who came from the south!
Malcolm S. Travers
Great book. One of the best I read in years. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves history. It's like listening to your grandparents tell about their lives I'm feeling like everyone was come up with certain age has a story to tell Justin amazing book
A beautifully told story, wonderfully narrated, the author uses only 3 characters from 3 different locations to tell the story of their migrations to the northern cities. The characters are so well developed that one wants to know each personally. The amazing power of the Great Migration really comes to life. A book all Americans should read.
I loved this story and was sorry to have it end. reminded me of all my kin folk's stories I heard as a kid about how we came to be in Kankakee Illinois! wow. .... Excellent naration! ! I've had the book for several years but couldn't bring myself to read past the first 3 chapters because it made my heart ache so. .. Having it narrated in such a loving style made it feel more like I was at one of those endless magical Sunday evening suppers listening to my grandpa or auntie telling their story all over again! Bravo! !! AND thank you!
This book has honestly changed my life I never knew how much our ancestors went through all for a better life. This book has shaken me to my foundation. I cried and I'm still crying. My mother is from Mississippi and she came during the end of the great migration to Chicago. I'm very grateful for this book and I hope that Wilkerson releases the other narratives one day. Every product of the migration should read this book.