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ISABEL WILKERSON AND DR. OPAL LEE GUEST SPEAKING AT NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MUSEUM UNITING VOICES SPEAKER SERIES EVENT 

FORT WORTH (March 20, 2024) — Bank of America presents the second edition of Uniting Voices, the National Juneteenth Museum Speaker Series featuring distinguished guests Pulitzer-Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Opal Lee, fondly called the “Grandmother of Juneteenth”. The conversation will be moderated by Emmy-Award winning journalist, Tashara Parker. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 28th at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, 2900 W Lowden St, Fort Worth, TX 76109

This edition of the series promises to deliver an insightful and reflective discussion with Isabel Wilkerson, the first African-American women to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. Wilkerson’s thoughtful exploration and analysis of humanity, race and culture is exemplified in her New York Times Bestselling book Caste, the Origins of Our Discontents and National Book Critics Choice Award-winning book The Warmth of Other Suns, the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Wilkerson is also the subject of the critically acclaimed and newly-released feature film, Origin. Produced and directed by the Academy Award-nominated writer Ava DuVernay, Origin explores Wilkerson’s life as a journalist, and the inspiration behind the writing of Caste.

Ticket sales directly support the museum’s effort to build an iconic destination for the education and celebration of Juneteenth. Tickets are on sale now at bit.ly/njm0328 

The National Juneteenth Museum, set to open to the public in 2026, will be a collaborative space to foster conversations on the global significance of freedom and the celebration of Juneteenth worldwide. To learn more about the National Juneteenth Museum visit nationaljuneteenthmuseum.org  

 

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