UAA hosts Pulitzer-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, Jan. 26

December 16, 2011

Wilkerson to speak at UAA on Jan. 26UAA and UAA Student Activities are proud to present an evening lecture with Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson on Jan. 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

In her book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of almost six million black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. During her lecture, Wilkerson will discuss her book in the context of civil rights.

In 1994, Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her reporting at The New York Times, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win the award. She also won the George Polk Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is currently a professor of Journalism and director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University.

This event is a part of Civil Rights Month at UAA, which spans from Jan. 16 to Feb. 16.

For more information about this event, please contact UAA Student Activities at aysae@uaa.alaska.edu or (907) 786-1219.

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