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‘They were invisible for far too long’

Isabel Wilkerson’s new book follows the exodus of six million African-Americans from the Jim Crow South. It is her family story as well.

(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / September 21, 2010

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In 1995, a year after winning a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for The New York Times — the first black woman to win journalism’s top prize — Isabel Wilkerson took a book leave. She had a seed of an idea: “How did my southern family end up in Washington, D.C.?’’ What forces had made them and so many other ... (Full article: 1488 words)

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