This event is part of the Lannan Literary series.

Lannan Foundation Presents: Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer




Ticket Info

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General: $6

Students & Seniors: $3

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Event Description

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.


John Stauffer is a leading authority on antislavery, social protest movements, and interracial relations. His books include Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race. Stauffer is a professor of American Civilization and African American Studies at Harvard University.