Ta-Nehisi Coates Presentation
April 04, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Calihan Hall, McNichols Campus
University of Detroit Mercy presents author, journalist, educator and recipient of 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates will deliver the keynote presentation, “Between the World and Me,” at 6:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall.
This event is open to everyone; general admission tickets are still available at the Calihan Hall box office for $10. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the 6:30 presentation. (Tickets are free to Detroit Mercy students and employees with Detroit Mercy ID.)
If you have not yet received tickets ordered online, please visit the Calihan Hall box office before the event and they will print them out for you. For more information, call the Calihan Hall ticket office at 313-993-1700 ext. 7301.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive black voices today—“the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates is the author of Between the World and Me, the #1 New York Times bestseller that “will be hailed as a classic of our time” (Publishers Weekly) and which Toni Morrison calls “required reading.” His book is written in the form of a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In 160 pages, it moves from Baltimore to Howard University to New York City to Paris, France, addressing what it means to be black in America. The book received the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Coates’s debut book, The Beautiful Struggle, is a tough and touching memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack. A former Village Voice writer, Coates is the Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY and is a national correspondent for the Atlantic magazine. He was previously the Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT, and has been awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. He is the winner of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. See the news release for more information.
The Ta-Nehisi Coates event is sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs, Student Life and College of Liberal Arts & Education, BLAC Detroit magazine and The Michigan Chronicle.