The 2016–17 Jepson Leadership Forum*, Reconstruction and the Arc of Racial [In]Justice traces America’s long struggle for racial justice through slavery and civil war, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and present day. It will cover the setbacks and advances, successes and failures that shaped modern America.
[Un]Told: The Story of the Great Migration, the fourth lecture in this free, six part series, will be addressed by Isabel Wilkerson. A dessert reception will immediately follow.
Ms. Wilkerson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, which 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. The book examines the three geographic routes that were commonly used by African Americans leaving the southern states between 1915 and the 1970s. This exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewedmore than 1,000 people who made the migration, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records.
The book almost instantly hit number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list for nonfiction and has since been included in lists of best books of 2010.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Registrations opens November 16. (Your reservation will be checked at the door.)
Questions? Contact Shannon Best, Jepson school of Leadership Studies,[masked] or s[masked]
* The Jepson Leadership Forum is a series of programs that are free and open to the public, and gives students and the community an opportunity to interact with national and international leaders and scholars. The other lectures in this series will be held on November 15, February 15 and March 21.