On December 11, 2018, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and National Humanities Medal recipient Isabel Wilkerson presented a lecture as part of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series on her The New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream.
Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize 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 in the history of American journalism. She has lectured on narrative nonfiction at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton, Emory and Boston universities. She has lectured at more than 200 other colleges and universities across the United States, Europe and in Asia. Her work has garnered seven honorary degrees, most recently from Bates College and Southern Methodist University.
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