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Wandering in Strange LandsBy Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins uncovers the complicated past of her ancestors and reflects on the experiences of the millions of African Americans who moved north during the Great Migration.

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Despite all the differences I encountered, I ultimately came away from my journey feeling that all is not lost. Much of our cultural history that has not been retained can be found in people you have yet to encounter and places where you have not yet traveled.

Morgan Jerkins


When Morgan Jerkins began exploring her genealogical history, she discovered the incredible stories of all the African Americans displaced over centuries.

Through interviews, photographs, and legends passed down over 300 years, Jerkins began to gain a better understanding of her identity and its place in Black history.

Jerkins is an award-winning journalist, professor at Columbia University, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Leader in Media.

In this memoir, Jerkins reflects on America's history of oppression and the way it has connected the country's Black communities in the aftermath of the Great Migration.

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