By WGBH News
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and Boston University professor Isabel Wilkerson interviewed more than 1200 people to discuss The Great Migration--the epic 20th century flight of millions of southern black, US citizens who sought a better life in northern cities like Chicago and Detroit.
In this excerpt from an hour-long discussion of her book at the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, captured by the WGBH Forum Network, Wilkerson points out how much of America's musical legacy is due to some musicians' families making that trek with the hope of giving their kids more opportunities.
FORUM NETWORK: WILKERSON'S ENTIRE TALK
Sign-up for updates from the WGBH Your Don't-Miss List, WGBH promotions, and previews of what's coming up on WGBH TV.
Support for WGBH is provided by:Become a WGBH sponsor