Course Description

This book will chronicle one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Explored the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities.
  • Learned about the experiences of Ida ma Gladney, George Starling, and Robert Foster.
  • Explored the significance of the migration of black citizens and the impact that it has on our world today.
  • Applied what they have learned to the greater context on equality and the marginalization of people of color.


The online book studies are offered to anyone who has a sincere interest to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the systemic issues that plague the USA around race, class and marginalized groups and who care deeply about social justice. Each book study addresses current issues in society and allow opportunities for participants to reflect, discuss and hear multiple perspectives that can lead to greater understanding and empathy.

Online course only. Web access Required. This course is hosted on Moodle, students will be automatically enrolled once payment is processed. Course materials are provided unless listed otherwise. Students must have access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. Not recommended for iPad-only access. Internet Explorer does not support Moodle and is not recommended. Students are asked to login into online environment using, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. YouTube videos might not display on Opera or Internet Explorer. Some videos require Adobe Flash Player.

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Section Title
Book Study: The Warmth of Other Suns
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (2 units) $320.00
Available for Credit
2 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Epoch Education

Course is self-paced. Completion time: 8 weeks.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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