Written by Ken Trainor.
In the past two years, I’ve been reading more. The following books were not only highly readable and influential, but in some cases even transformative.
The Warmth of Other Suns, for instance, by Isabel Wilkerson, permanently altered my thinking about race. The book tells “The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” which took place from roughly 1915 through 1975, during which millions of black Americans left the Jim Crow oppression of the South and came North, East and West looking for a better life. If you’re at all serious about racial equity and feel an urgency about improving race relations in this country, reading this book is a good place to start.
Wilkerson, by the way, was an Oak Park resident when she started writing it.
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