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Award-winning journalist to speak on race in America

Ta-Nehisi Coates portrait
November 05, 2013

Ta-Nehisi Coates, journalist and senior editor at The Atlantic, delves into the conflicted and hopeful state of black America in his talk, "A Deeper Black: Race in America."

The talk is part of the Visionary Lecture Series, sponsored by Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. It will take place at 7 p.m., Nov. 14, in the First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. The lecture is free and open to all.

With an easygoing manner, an unashamedly erudite approach and a journalist’s grasp of narrative and clarity, Coates will deliver an ear-to-the-ground and "Eyes on the Prize" lecture that asks the small personal questions as well as the big historic ones. 

At 9 a.m., Nov. 15, there will also be a breakfast with Coates in the Mercado Building C, room 350 at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. This event is a “no holds barred” conversation where Coates will answer questions on a multitude of topics, including race and democracy in America and more. This is an opportunity to be up close and personal with the award-winning journalist and author. The fee for this event is $25; ASU students can charge the fee to their student account.

For more information and to register, visit