A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Were Eight Years in Power

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Date & Time
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Heritage Hall Cost: Free – Registration is encouraged Registration for this program will open on September 12 at 9:00am. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4399864/a-conversation-with-tanehisi-coate... The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Atlantic presents A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Were Eight Years in Power. In 2008, The Atlantic’s national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates went from believing that a black president was impossible to being challenged by the sudden prospect of one. Comprised of eight fresh essays, We Were Eight Years in Power revisits each year of the Obama administration through Coates’ experiences and observations, all of which are linked together through iconic cover stories and features for The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” and more. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises, including a limited number of pre-signed books. No books will be signed on the premise before, during, or after the event. Registration for this program will open on September 12 at 9:00am.

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