October 21, 2015 -- Ta-Nehisi Coates presented "Between the World and Me" in Gasson Hall, Room 100.
An Atlantic National Correspondent, Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned many influential articles. His George Polk Award-winning Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," is one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. His new work is Between the World and Me, a slim but powerful book on race and America. In 2014, Coates’s lively Atlantic blog was named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. Coates is a former writer for The Village Voice, and a contributor to Time, O, and The New York Times Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. Coates is the Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY. He was previously the Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT. Coates’s visit is being presented in partnership with the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.
Kwesi Aaron, Class of 2016.