Wandering in Strange Lands

Morgan Jerkins recounts her journey to uncover the meaning of stories from millions of African Americans who moved north during the Great Migration.

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When Morgan Jerkins traveled the United States in search of her roots, she didn’t just look up the official records, useful as they sometimes were. She talked to relatives and knowledgeable strangers to explore what she calls the “whisper” stories: the ones African Americans and Native Americans quietly pass on through generations, because they are…

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