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country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Howard University
occupation: author, journalist, writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, George Polk Award, National Humanities Medal, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Heartland Prize, Journalist of the Year
Isabel Wilkerson (born 1961) is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
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