Isabel Wilkerson, author and journalist, will discuss her New York Times and national best-selling book "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" at North Central College.
Wilkerson's book follows the story of African American families leaving the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration.
The event will be free and open to the public.
Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, spent 15 years interviewing more than 1,200 people to write the non-fiction book.
The author has appeared on national programs such as CBS' 60 Minutes, PBS's Charlie Rose, NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NBC's Nightly News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, among others.
Wilkerson has served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and as the James M. Cox Jr. Professor at Emory University, and is currently professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction at Boston University.
Wilkerson is also the first African American woman in journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize, and the first African American to win for individual reporting in the history of American journalism.