#1. History- ‘ The Warmth Of Other Suns‘ by Isabel Wilkerson, 2010.
The Great Migration, 1915-1970
“…From the early years of the twentieth century to well past it’s middle age, nearly every black family in the American South, which meant nearly every black family, had a decision to make. There were sharecroppers losing at settlement. Typists wanting to work in an office. Yard boys scared that a single gesture near the planter’s wife could leave them hanging from an oak tree. They were stuck in a caste system as hard and unyielding as the red Georgia clay, and they each had a decision before them…”