Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.
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Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.
In this episode she is introduced by John Stauffer and then read from her work. The companion Conversation may be found here.
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