Join us for a Community Conversation featuring Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism, and was the first black American to win for individual reporting.
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Wilkerson tells one of the greatest under-reported stories in American history, about a time when some six million black Americans fled the American South for an uncertain existence in the urban North and West. Their leaving became known as the Great Migration. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, The Warmth of Other Suns is the story of three who made the journey, of the forces that compelled them to leave and of the many others—famous and not so famous—who went as far as they could to realize the American Dream.
Seating is limited. Click here to RSVP or visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations. For more information contact Sonji Branch at 901-452-1776 x223. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public