An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson
Start Date: December 1, 2011
End Date: December 1, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Levine Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Mint Museum present a talk and reading by critically-acclaimed author and Pulitzer prize winner Isabel Wilkerson. The event will take place in McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square. A book signing with the author will follow the talk.
A former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, Wilkerson is the first black woman in American history to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Inspired by her parents’ migration from the South, Wilkerson devoted fifteen years to the research and writing of her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns. The result: a critically-acclaimed best-seller and the first major work chronicling the decades-long migration of some six million black Americans who fled the South. The Warmth of Other Suns follows the intimate and moving stories of three African–American families who left the only place they’d ever known—the rural, small town South—to find a better life in the urban North and West.
The program is supported by a grant from the Arts & Science Council.
Time: 7pm Cost: $12