As part of the programming for the 2013-14 One Book, One Chicago selection, Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration, the Chicago Public Library welcomed Timuel D. Black Jr., Linda Johnson Rice and Adam Green for an engaging conversation of how the Great Migration shaped their lives and the city of Chicago.
Timuel D. Black, Jr., a recent Champion of Freedom Award recipient, is a Chicago educator, activist and historian who has written extensively on the Great Migration in his books Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Black Migration and Bridges of Memory Volume 2:Chicago’s Second Generation of Black Migration.
Linda Johnson Rice’s parents, John and Eunice Johnson, came to Chicago from the South and built the Johnson Publishing Company, one of the world’s most successful black-owned media companies of which Ms. Rice is President and CEO.
University of Chicago History Professor Adam Green, writes about the Great Migration in his books Selling the Race: The Culture and Community in Black Chicago, 1940-1955 and Time Longer than Rope: Studies in African American Activism, 1850-1950.
Recorded live Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.