Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle, will speak at Babson College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day event.
The event will take place Wednesday February 27th at 5 p.m. in Babson’s Carling Sorenson Theater.
Martin Luther King Legacy Day brings Babson's community together to reflect on the work and teachings of Dr. King and the efforts that continue in his name today. Events include a keynote address, an awards presentation, and creative and speech contests related to the theme. This year's theme is "Race and the Persistence of Social Inequality in Contemporary America."
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic, covers culture, politics, and social issues for the magazine and its website, TheAtlantic.com. Coates's blog for The Atlantic was named one of the best blogs in 2011 by Time Magazine. His memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, is poignant story about the hardships of growing up in Baltimore with a father who was a former Vietnam Vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press and dedicated his life to carrying his sons across the shoals of inner city adolescence. Currently, Coates is working on his next project, a book about the Civil War.
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