Stern Lecture Series

Isabel Wilkerson | 2023 Speaker

October 5, 2023 | Aronoff Center for the Arts

Tickets $5-$15

Join a Book Club or Start Your Own

Read and discuss Isabel Wilkerson's book "The Warmth of Other Suns" prior to this year's lecture.

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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