Stern Lecture Series

Isabel Wilkerson | 2023 Speaker

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Mary S. Stern lecture with Isabel Wilkerson! Watch this page for information about the 2024 lecture.

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Read and discuss Isabel Wilkerson's book "The Warmth of Other Suns."

About the Mary S. Stern Lecture Series

About Isabel Wilkerson

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her deeply humane narrative writing while serving as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Wilkerson the National Humanities Medal for "championing the stories of an unsung history."

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