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Ta-Nehisi Coates, prominent voice on race in America, coming to Davidson College

Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for the Atlantic, will speak at Davidson College in November.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for the Atlantic, will speak at Davidson College in November. The Washington Post

Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose provocative, deeply reported writing has made him one of America’s leading voices on race, is scheduled to speak at Davidson College on Nov. 16.

Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic.

His new bestseller, “Between the World and Me,” written in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son, is a personal literary exploration of America’s racial history.

In 2014, Coates won a George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” in which he describes the obstacles, such as racist housing policies, that have hampered African-Americans’ ability to accumulate wealth across generations.

Pam Kelley

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