The Atlantic Correspondent and Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Speak at Penn

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Friday, October 27, 2017
Coates, Ta-Nehisi lecture


A conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author, educator and national correspondent for The Atlantic, and University of Pennsylvania Camille Z. Charles, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies. Charles is also the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and professor of sociology, law and Africana studies.


The program is part of Coates’ tour to celebrate publication of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, a collection of his essays about the Obama era.


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m.


University of Pennsylvania

Irvine Auditorium

3401 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, Pa.


The event will also be streamed live on the Penn Center for Africana Studies Facebook page:


The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture honors the jurist’s contributions to Penn and to the American legal and scholarly communities. Presented in the fall semester each year, the lecture focuses on a topic, event or personality in the African-American community of either historical or contemporary significance in the areas of history, law, sociology or social justice. The lecture is co-hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture.