John L Warfield Center

LLILAS and The Warfield Center Present - The 2013 Lozano Long Keynote Address Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wed, February 20, 2013 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

5:30 PM




The 2013 Lozano Long Keynote Address

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The U.S. Political Scene and

the Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Later







Wednesday, February 20
2nd Floor Conference Room,
Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1


Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor for The Atlantic. Coates has worked for the Village Voice,Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Washington Monthly, and O, among other publications. In 2008 he published the memoir The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. The book is a vivid portrait of his father, a former Vietnam vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press, had seven children with four women, and dedicated his life to carrying his sons across the shoals of inner city adolescence. Coates has penned many influential articles, most notably "This Is How We Lost to the White Man," a look at the generational and ideological rifts in the black community; its title is a quote by Bill Cosby. Last year, Coates’s lively Atlantic blog—a lesson in how to thoroughly engage a community of readers—was named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. In 2012, Coates was awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis in Journalism. Judge Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker has written, “Coates is one of the most elegant and sharp observers of race in America. He is an upholder of universal values, a brave and compassionate writer who challenges his readers to transcend narrow self-definitions and focus on shared humanity.” Recently appointed as a Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT, Coates works in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.


The 2013 Lozano Long Conference
 Refashioning Blackness: Contesting Racism in the Afro-Americas
February 20-22, 2013


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