Maybe this has come up before and I hope this is the right forum to suggest every black person in America read Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkinson. It is a beautifully written book about the great migration of black people from the south to the north and west from 1915 through 1970. The story of black people in this country during this period and historical significance is told through the lives of three people. The book is just incredible. Anyone who loves history, especially Black American history, will enjoy this book immensely.