Henry Louis Gates Interviews Isabel Wilkerson About Her Book On America's Great Migration (VIDEO)

11/17/2010 10:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Isabel Wilkerson spent 10 years and interviewed more than 1,500 people to write The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, her magnificent opus on the flight of 6 million African Americans from the South to the North and West. Wilkerson has challenged long-standing assumptions that blacks moved simply for economic opportunity.

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