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Wilkerson, Isabel

Overview
Works: 20 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 5,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Portraits  Television news programs  Interviews  Nonfiction radio programs  Panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, wat
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 )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 4,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 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 )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 213 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"--
PBS NewsHour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 188 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caste : the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today"--
Interview with Isabel Wilkerson, March 21, 2011( )

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

Isabel Wilkerson: The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Isabel Wilkerson became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, for her feature writing as Chicago bureau chief for the New York Times. Her award-winning articles for the Times have ranged from natural disasters and national politics to poignant individual portraits. Her 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award-winning first book, The Warmth of Other Suns, is an epic geographic and ethnographic narrative of the Great Migration -- an exodus of African Americans from the segregated South to the North and West. With three journeys handpicked from her extensive interviews, Wilkerson traces the experiences of nearly six million people who were refugees in their own country, and who permanently changed the face of urban and American culture
UNTITLED by Isabel Wilkerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( Visual )

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

The great migration by Isabel Wilkerson( )

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

The road to freedom by Isabel Wilkerson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Dialogue( Visual )

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

"Marcia Franklin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson devoted 15 years to researching and writing The Warmth of Other Suns, a book about the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to other parts of the country. The book was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, as well as many other awards."--Idaho Public Television website
[Panel discussion on life in the Jim Crow South] by Charles B Dew( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diane Rehm moderates a discussion of life in the Jim Crow South. Williams College Professor of History Charles B. Dew talks about growing up in St. Petersburg, FL where his parents, along with every white person he knew, believed without question in the inherent inferiority of African Americans and in the need for segregation. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson, author of "The warmth of other suns," details the crushing realities of the Jim Crow South from the other side of the color line. The panel talks about racism in America now and in the past and take questions from callers. On "The Diane Rehm show"
The Great Migration and the power of a single decision by Isabel Wilkerson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s. This was the first time in American history that the lowest caste people signaled they had options and were willing to take them -- and the first time they had a chance to choose for themselves what they would do with their innate talents, Wilkerson explains. "These people, by their actions, were able to do what the powers that be, North and South, could not or would not do," she says. "They freed themselves."
Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2011 by Sun Valley Writers' Conference( Recording )

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

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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Alternative Names
Isabel Wilkerson Ameerika Ühendriikide ajakirjanik

Isabel Wilkerson American journalist

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Isabel Wilkerson jurnalistă americană

Isabel Wilkerson periodista estadounidense

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Isabel Wilkerson US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin

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