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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Pulitzer Prize-winning author & journalist Isabel Wilkerson

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson argues in her best-seller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents that race in America can be compared to the caste systems of India and Nazi Germany. The New York Times called the book “an instant American classic.” Her 2010 best-seller, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, was based on more than a thousand interviews documenting the northern and western migration of African Americans in 20th century America. President Barack Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal in 2016 for “championing the stories of an unsung history.” Join us online on March 1 to discuss social stratification with this distinguished American writer.

About the Author:

Isabel Wilkerson HeadshotIsabel Wilkerson is the first Black woman in to win the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, honored in 1994 for her feature writing at the New York Times. Howard University graduate Wilkerson has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, and has devoted fifteen years to journalism at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. Her debut book, The Warmth of Other Suns, won multiple awards from the National Book Critics Circle Award to the Lynton History Prize from Harvard and Columbia.

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