Isabel Wilkerson Speaks at MLK Commemoration

Isabel Wilkerson, Photo by Joe Henson

Racial Justice Committee

Tuesday, January 12 6 p.m. livestream

Isabel Wilkerson, Photo by Joe Henson

Isabel Wilkerson,
Photo by Joe Henson

Join RJC at a virtual event, that includes a conversation between Wilkerson and Regina Dixon-Reeves, UChicago assistant provost. It will be livestream on the University’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Find out more at this link.

A leading figure in narrative nonfiction and the first Black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, Wilkerson is a renowned interpreter of the human condition. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2015, five years after the publication of The Warmth of Other Suns. An award-winning historical study of the Great Migration, the book drew from 15 years of interviews with more than 1,200 people.

Her latest bestselling work, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, is a portrait of systemic inequality that connects the oppression of Black Americans to caste systems in India and Nazi Germany. The New York Times described it as “an instant American classic,” while Oprah Winfrey said it can show us a way to “a world in which all are truly equal and free.”

Posted on December 20, 2020

December 20, 2020

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