Kicking off a new year of speakers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will give a talk tomorrow night (Thursday, September 13) at 7:30PM at the McCullough Social Space. She has a pretty incredible resume that includes the first Pulitzer Prize ever given to an African-American woman, a stint as the New York Times Chicago Bureau Chief and a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns. The latter examines the mass black migration from the South to the North and the West during the 20th century, focusing on three personal stories. To get a better idea of Wilkerson and her book, here is an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Wilkerson.
This should be a phenomenal lecture, be sure not to miss it.