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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at SPSU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at SPSU

Isabel WilkersonJAN. 18, 2013 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book, “The warmth of other suns,” with the SPSU community on Tues., Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. 

Her book tells the story of African-Americans who left the South between 1915 and 1970 and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and West in search of a better life. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book, “The warmth of other suns,” with the SPSU community on Tues., Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater.

“The warmth of other suns” will be available for purchase in the SPSU bookstore, and Wilkerson will sign books after her presentation.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting.

She has spoken on the topics of migration, social justice, urban affairs and 20th century history at universities across the country and in Europe. Wilkerson has also appeared on national programs such as CBS’ 60 Minutes, the NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and C-SPAN.

To read more about Wilkerson and her book, click on http://isabelwilkerson.com.

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