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The Warmth of Other Suns exposes the unimaginable cruelties endured by black southerners a century after the Emancipation Proclamation and the unjust, and often violent, discrimination they continued to experience after seeking refuge in the North.

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Original book summary overview:

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is a re-telling of The Great Migration, in which six million black southerners migrated to the northern and western regions of the United States in the eight decades between World War I and 1970.

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