President’s Reading Series: Isabel Wilkerson

The 2013-14 President’s Reading Series begins tomorrow night with a lecture from Isabel Wilkerson. The theme of the reading series is “Literature of Social Import.” It would be difficult to find someone who’s doing work with more social import than Wilkerson. Her most recent book, The Warmth of Other Sons, tells the story of America’s Great Migration. The book won multiple awards, including the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

Prior to the 15 years she spent researching and writing The Warmth of Other Suns, Wilkerson was a national correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times. In 1994 she became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

Wilkerson’s lecture will take place from 6:00pm – 8:00pm tomorrow night in Mudd Hall Auditorium. More info here.