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Watch: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Were Eight Years in Power was recorded live on October 10, 2017 in Heritage Hall at the Museum. This archive presentation features Coates and award winning journalist Michele Norris discussing several of the essays featured in his latest work, We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy along with questions taken from the audience.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy revisits each year of the Obama administration through Coates’ experiences and observations, linked together through iconic cover stories and features for The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration”. 

Continue the conversation on Twitter by following, #WeWereEightYearsInPower.