Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson speaks as part of Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

Thursday, December 13, 2018

On Dec. 11, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Humanities Medal recipient, and 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," spoke on human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream as part of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. This public series brings together a multidisciplinary group of Princeton University faculty, along with visiting scholars from the United States and around the world, in lectures, conferences, exhibitions and commissioned theatre works.

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.

Her lecture was followed by a book sale and signing.

Wilkerson's lecture was cosponsored by PIIRS Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders lab, the Humanities Council and the Department of African American Studies.

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