“Ida Mae and her family boarded the Illinois Central in the middle of the Great Migration, during the statistical lull between the peak outflows of colored southerners during the world wars, unaware of the enormity of the thing and what it might mean beyond themselves” (191). —Isabel Wilkerson
In this week's reading, in addition to learning about the southern departures of the book's main characters, we also learn of departures of families that included children such as Huey Newton and Bill Russell, who would later become famous for their contributions to the Black Panther Party and the National Basketball Association, respectively (186-187).
In the section, Isabel Wilkerson also describes the processes and experiences of people traveling from the South to various other places across the country.
After reading the pages 181 - 204, what scene concerning southern departures or travels to new destinations did you find most notable or memorable? Why? Please provide page number citation.