With Lateefah Simon
Join us for a conversation with one of the most influential black intellectuals of his generation, Ta-Nehisi Coates. “The Case for Reparations,” his George Polk Award-winning cover story on slavery and race for The Atlantic, was one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. Between the World and Me, an exploration of racial history written to his young son, was awarded the National Book Award and hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading.” Coates is also the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack, the Marvel comic book series Black Panther and Captain America and the essay collection We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, Coates’ response to the 2016 presidential election and its ramifications on American society. Coates appears in conversation with Lateefah Simon, President of Akonadi Foundation.
Made possible through the generous support of The Jenerosity Foundation.