Author of The Warmth of Other Suns, about the search for freedom during the Great Migration, a watershed in American history.
Overcome by the starkly humble, last crossing of John Lewis over the Edmund Pettus Bridge: the horse-drawn carriage, red wheels plodding over rose petals, casket draped by the flag. The horseman in top hat, rising at the crest of the bridge to hold his hat to his heart. #Selma
One of the biggest riots in US history occurred this week in 1951, after a black couple, the Clarks, tried to move into Cicero, IL. A white mob in the 1000s destroyed the whole apartment building, keeping them or anyone else from living there. #twih