“What did my people have to do to survive in order for me to exist in the first place? That is what’s great about genealogy.” – Morgan Jerkins
Morgan Jerkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing and her newest book Wandering In Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. A visiting professor at Columbia University and Senior Editor at ZORA, Jerkins’s short form work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, ELLE, Esquire, and The Guardian, among many others. She is based in Harlem.
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