Event—Public Programming

A Second Emancipation?


In this installment of "Conversations at the Newberry," Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns, and James Grossman, author of Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration and Executive Director of the American Historical Association, engage in a conversation about the exodus of at least five million African Americans from the South to the urban North between 1915 and 1960—and its legacy today.

Download a PDF flyer for this program to post and distribute, and explore our Quick Guide: The Great Migration in the Newberry Collection.

“Conversations at the Newberry” is generously sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray.

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