Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer, blogger, educator, and an authority on race in contemporary black America, spoke at the inaugural JHU Forum on Race in America, a new series of mixed-format discussions that provide a vehicle for critical analysis and dialogue on ways that race and racism affect American life and culture.
Coates, a Baltimore native and national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack.
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels opened the event. Nathan Connolly, an assistant professor of history in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Debra Furr-Holden, associate professor of mental health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, moderated the discussion.
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