Politics for the People Conference call with Isabel Wilkerson
Author, The Warmth of Other Suns
Tonight, Sunday, July 13th at 7 pm, EST.
The call in number is (805) 399-1200.
The passcode is 767775#.
I want to leave us with two more videos of Isabel to enjoy as we get ready to create a conversation together this evening.
The first is from The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR and is a conversation in 2013 between Isabel Wilkerson and award-winning poet and author Carl Hancock Rux. They discuss the Great Migration and the difficult road from the Emancipation Proclamation to civil rights. In the video Isabel talks about how the 6 million African Americans who fled the South “…changed the region they were fleeing.”
Our second video is from The Village Celebration and in it Isabel discusses the impact of the Great Migration. She says, “…when you look at 20th Century life in general from the culture that we often kind of take for granted, from the music, from literature, whole art forms wouldn’t even exist if there had been no Great Migration…”
I look forward to our conversation this evening with Isabel Wilkerson. Grab your copy of the book, a comfortable chair and dial in.