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The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Lecture featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates



Ta-Nehisi Coates

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Doors open at 4:00 pm

Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104



Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. His book Between the World and Me won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture was instituted by Penn’s Afro-American Studies Program (predecessor of the Center for Africana Studies) in 1989 in honor of Judge Higginbotham’s contributions to the American legal and scholarly communities. Presented during the fall semester each year, the lecture focuses on a topic, event, or personality in African American and African diasporic communities of either historical or contemporary significance in the areas of history, sociology, social justice, or law.

Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy will be on sale at the event.

Hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and Penn Law

Co-sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, School of Social Policy & Practice,  Graduate School of Education, African-American Resource Center, and the Black Alumni Society.


Registration is closed. This event is filled to capacity.

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