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Emancipation and the Great Migration
Participants talked about the Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on African American culture and society in America from the Civil War through Reconstruction, and later the Great Migration from South to North. They also talked about Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America s Great Migration, with actors reading passages from the book. They also responded to questions from the audience.715 views
Book Discussion on The Idealist
Nina Munk talked about her book, The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, in which she chronicles the promise and eventual failure of Jeffrey Sachs' Millennium Village Project that had the end goal of eradicating poverty around the world. She spent 6 years following Jeffrey Sachs and his project team in Africa. During this event, hosted by the Reason Foundation, Ms. Munk spoke with Gene Epstein of Barron’s Financial Weekly.350 views