Monday, November 21, 2011

"The Warmth of Other Suns" author here next week

Inspired by her parents' own migration, Isabel Wilkerson spent 15 years writing "The Warmth of Other Suns." Her critically acclaimed history chronicles the decades-long migration of six million black Americans who fled the South in search of better lives.

Wilkerson will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. Tickets are $12. They're available through or by calling 704-372-1000.

Her 2010 book, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, follows three African-American families who left the South for new lives in the North and West.

She'll sign copies after her talk, which is presented by the Levine Museum of the New South, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and The Mint Museum.