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Wilkerson, Isabel

Works: 10 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 4,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Television news programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: E185.6, 304.80973
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Most widely held works about Isabel Wilkerson
Most widely held works by Isabel Wilkerson
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 3,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: One of The New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of the Year. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration" within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic
The warmth of other suns the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks by Karen E Haas( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first African American photographer to be hired full time by Life magazine, Gordon Parks was often sent on assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950 he returned on one such assignment to his hometown of Fort Scott in southeastern Kansas: he was to provide photographs for a piece on segregated schools and their impact on black children in the years prior to Brown v. Board of Education. Parks intended to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to discover what had become of the 11 members of his junior high school graduation class since his departure 20 years earlier. But when he arrived only one member of the class remained in Fort Scott, the rest having followed the well-worn paths of the Great Migration in search of better lives in urban centers such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago. Heading out to those cities Parks found his friends and their families and photographed them on their porches, in their parlors and dining rooms, on their way to church and working at their jobs, and interviewed them about their decision to leave the segregated system of their youth and head north. His resulting photo essay was slated to appear in Life in the spring of 1951, but was ultimately never published. This book showcases the 80-photo series in a single volume for the first time, offering a sensitive and visually arresting view of our country's racialized history.Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas. The self-taught photographer also found success as a film director, author and composer. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts and over 50 honorary degrees."--Publisher's description
PBS NewsHour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her new book 'The Warmth of Other Suns, ' Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson digs into the 'The Great Migration' that took place from 1915 to 1970, when 6 million African-Americans left the South to go north and west in search of a better life. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author
Al calore di soli lontani : il racconto epico della Grande migrazione afroamericana by Isabel Wilkerson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Isabel Wilkerson, March 21, 2011( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Wilkerson at College of DuPage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Isabel Wilkerson discusses the effects of the decades long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. Examines this exodus from 1915 to 1970, when almost six million people left the South. A question and answer session concludes the program
Toward a new paradigm : equality of justice and opportunity( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part four in a summer series presented by The Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University."
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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration
Alternative Names
Isabel Wilkerson American journalist

Isabel Wilkerson Amerikaans auteur

Isabel Wilkerson US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin

The warmth of other suns the epic story of America's great migration