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A Second Emancipation?

Chicago Union Station, Scene in Main Waiting Room. Photograph by Esther Bubley. 1948.

Isabel Wilkerson and James Grossman on the Great Migration, Then and Now
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6 pm

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; no registration required
Open to the Public
Conversations at the Newberry

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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Free and open to the public; no registration required.