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Lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration"

Isabel Wilkerson, author and journalist
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue," Session VI: Migration and Nation-Building

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Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medal recipient Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting in the history of American journalism. She has lectured on narrative nonfiction at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton, Emory and Boston universities. She has lectured at more than 200 other colleges and universities across the United States, Europe and in Asia. Her work has garnered seven honorary degrees, most recently from Bates College and Southern Methodist University.

Talk will be followed by book sale and signing.

 

Author photograph: Joe Henson

Sponsored by
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series, PIIRS Migration Lab, Humanities Council, and African American Studies