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

Story imageA Discussion with Isabel Wilkerson. Isabel Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing 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. Wilkerson also won a George Polk Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her research into the Great Migration, and she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She has lectured on narrative writing at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and has served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and as the James M. Cox Jr. Professor at Emory University. She is currently Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University. During the Great Migration, her parents journeyed from Georgia and southern Virginia to Washington, D.C., where she was born and reared. This is her first book.

Location: McCormick 101

Date/Time: 12/07/10 at 4:30 pm - 12/07/10 at 6:00 pm

Book signing and reception following the lecture.  Labyrinth Books will be on hand selling books.
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Category: Public Lectures

Department: Co-sponsored events