P&P Live! Morgan Jerkins | WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS with Karen Attiah

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

4:00 PM To 5:00 PM

Online - 7:00 PM Eastern



Event Description

Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event transformed the complexion of America and provided black people with new economic opportunities, it also disconnected them from their roots, their land, and their sense of identity, argues Morgan Jerkins in Wandering in Strange Lands. In this fascinating and deeply personal exploration, she recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took from Georgia and South Carolina to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California.


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