On November 1, the Center for Africana Studies and Penn Law held the annual Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture. This year's event featured Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Dr. Camille Charles. Mr. Coates covered a variety of topics, including his rise to fame, the president, and travelling abroad.
The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture was instituted 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.
Watch the video of the event below.