Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for events in Fall 2024!

Past Events

Monday, June 12, 7pm: The Strand, New York, NY 

Wednesday, June 14, 7pm: Hill Center, Naval Yard, Washington, DC  

Thursday, June 15, 7pm: Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, MD

Friday, June 16, 7pm: Politics and Prose, Washington, DC

Monday, June 19, 7pmWatchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ

Thursday, July 20, 7pm: Smithsonian Museum of African American History, Washington, DC

Saturday, July 29, 3pm: East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, LA 

Sunday, August 6, 10:40am: Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, Chilmark, MA

Saturday, August 12: East Hampton Authors Night, East Hampton, NY

Friday, September 8: Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame 

Wednesday, September 27, 4:30pm: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 

Sunday, October 1, 2pm: Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, October 5, 6pm: Georgetown University, Washington, DC 

Saturday, October 14, 4pm: Montclair Public Library, Open Book/Open Mind, Montclair, NJ

Thursday, October 12, 5:30pm: Curran Center for Catholic Studies, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm: Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY (Virtual)

Saturday, October 28, 1pm: Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, Md (Virtual)

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:30pm: Glucksman Ireland House, New York University (Virtual)

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7pm: Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York, NY 

Saturday, Nov. 18, 3:30pm: Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:30pm: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Thursday, Jan. 18, 4pm: Wallace House, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Friday, Jan. 19, 6pm: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6pm: American Inspiration Series, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Virtual)

Thursday, Feb. 1, 6pm: The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6pm: NABJ Business Journalism Task Force, New York, NY (Hybrid)

Friday, Feb. 16, 5:30pm: Providence Athenaeum, Providence, RI

Thursday, Feb. 29, 6pm: Center on Religion and Culture, Fordham University, New York, NY

Wednesday, March 13, 12 noon: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30pm: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Thursday, March 21, 6:00pm: Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, April 3, 5:00pm: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Sunday, June 9, 2pm: Book Breaks, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, NY (Virtual)

Monday, July 15, 4pm: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, Mass.

Tuesday, July 16, 11am: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, Mass.

Past Appearances



WABC NY’s Here and Now: The 272

Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Rachel Swarns

Brooklyn Historical Society


RaceNYT: A Lynching’s Legacy

RaceNYT: Kathryn Bigelow on New Film about 1967 Detroit Riots

RaceNYT: Adoption Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

RaceNYT: Roxane Gay on Feminism, Race and Charlottesville

PBS News Hour: Book Examines Varied ‘Tapestry’ of Michelle Obama’s American Ancestry


WNYC, New York

WWNO, New Orleans

National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Gimlet Media, New York

WAMU, Washington, DC

WNYC, New York