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  1. How does Isabel Wilkerson define the Great Migration? When did it take place?
  2. Isabel Wilkerson equates the Great Migration with other vast movements of refugees from war or famine, where people must "go great distances... to reach safety with the hope that life will be better wherever they land." Talk about migration due to necessity in terms of Ida Mae, George and Robert. Did each of them migrate out of necessity? How do their stories differ? How were they similar?
  3. Isabel Wilkerson quotes Black Boy by Richard Wright in which Wright wrote, on arriving in the North: "I had fled one insecurity and embraced another" . What unique challenges did black migrants face in the North? How did these challenges affect the lives of Ida Mae Gladney, George Starling, and Robert Foster?
  4. How did Wilkerson's personal family experience and history influence the writing of The Warmth of Other Suns.

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