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BookTalk at BSC “Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots"

Sunday, February 06, 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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The Bismarck State College Library will host the second of three BookTalk at BSC 2022 discussions exploring a “Journeys” theme on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 1-3 p.m. This discussion will examine the book “Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots" by Morgan Jerkin. BookTalk at BSC is the BSC Library’s annual book discussion series and is free and open to all.
 
BSC Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Charlotte Williams will lead the discussion of Jerkin’s 2020 nonfiction book “Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots.” Jerkins was recently named a 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Leader in Media and a 2021 ASME NEXT Award winner. “Wandering in Strange Lands” traces Jerkins’ family history and seeks to understand the cultural effects of the Great Migration, a movement of six million black Americans to the North, Midwest and West between 1916 and 1970. She shares her insights into this historical journey through interviews, photos, and hundreds of pages of transcription.
 
The final BookTalk at BSC discussions in the series will be held on Sunday, March 6. Humanities instructor Dr. Brian Palecek
will wrap up the 2022 BookTalk at BSC series with the discussion of Jessica Bruder’s book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.” Bruder is a writer, journalist, photojournalist, editor and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. “Nomadland” follows Bruder’s experience traveling across the United States to learn about the lives of the American “nomads” who have hit the road in late-model RVs, travel trailers and vans to find both work and community. She journeys alongside the migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers” to understand their stories more intimately.

All discussions will take place in the BSC Library, 1400 Schafer St., in Bismarck, from 1-3 p.m.
 
BookTalk at BSC is funded by the BSC Library and the Rose Marie Henke Memorial Library Endowment. The books can be borrowed from libraries or purchased from booksellers. To access the online BookTalk at BSC guide, visit bsc.libguides.com/booktalk/2022. For more information, contact the BSC Library at 701-224-5450 or bsc.library@bismarckstate.edu.