“I was leaving the South
to fling myself into the unknown . . .
I was taking a part of the South
to transplant in alien soil,
to see if it could grow differently,
if it could drink of new and cool rains,
bend in strange winds,
respond to the warmth of other suns
and, perhaps, to bloom”
– Richard Wright
Between 1916 and 1970 the Great Migration was one of the most pivotal events in African-American History. Approximately, 6 million African-Americans migrated out of the rural Southern states to begin a new life and lineage in cities such as Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Chicago, St.Louis, New York City, and Washington D.C. to name a few. Isabel Wilkerson book "The Warmth of Other Suns" details the experiences of 3 African-American families as they transport and adapt to their "new worlds".