Video: Isabel Wilkerson Discusses Writing The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this epic, beautifully written masterwork chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. We recently sat down with Isabel Wilkerson to ask her about the process of writing the book. Watch the exclusive video below.

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