Blair Imani - MAKING OUR WAY HOME

Start: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006

Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with 40 illustrations, MAKING OUR WAY HOME explores issues like segregation and discrimination alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism and civil rights.

Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data ,and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey.


Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: ModernHERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018)and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. Blair has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, presented at colleges and universities, spoken at conferences around the world, and delivered powerful talks for organizations and brands including TEDx and GLAAD.

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856920
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020