Explore the widespread impact of the Great Migration on education, jobs, and housing in this conversation with expanded audience Q&A. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson is the authoritative history of the Great Migration–when millions of African Americans moved from the rural south to urban centers in the North and West between 1915-1970.
Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and 1994 Pulitzer winner for feature writing.
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University and author of several books.
Moderated by Khalil Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.
Funded and produced by Humanities NY, this is the second of four evenings featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and journalists in an initiative aimed at deepening the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.
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