Immigration has become an urgent topic in the U.S. and around the world. How do the Great Migration and immigration resemble each other, today? Where do they intersect and how do they differ? What can we learn from the cautionary tale of six million Americans fleeing repression within the borders of their own country? In this SUMMIT Signature Series talk at Agnes Scott College, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Isabel Wilkerson outlines why The Great Migration is ultimately the story of millions of Americans who became immigrants in their own country, all in an effort to be recognized as citizens. A book signing will follow the talk.
This event takes place in Gaines Chapel at Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott College campus. Free parking is available in the deck across the street from Presser Hall. This event is free and open to the public. You do not need a reservation. Presser Hall is wheelchair accessible. For more information please visit www.agnesscott.edu
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.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER