A fascinating study of the history of the Great Migration of millions of African Americans from World War I through 1970, told through the lives of three participants. Wilkerson interviewed more than 1200 people, did a tremendous amount of research, and distilled their experiences into a thought-provoking and revelatory narrative. Black migrants had an experience that was closer to that of immigrants from other countries, for all that they came from within the United States. A piece of history that everyone should know more about, the Great Migration changed the shape of our country. My one wish (although I listened to most of the book in the car) was for pictures of the main subjects of the book (provided on her website: http://isabelwilkerson.com/) and of the South and North and West that they knew.