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Apollo Theater Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation
November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Monday, November 19 / 7PM
The Apollo Theater Presents
Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation With Nikole Hannah-Jones:
A Post Mid-Term Reflection
The Apollo Theater presents Ta-Nehisi Coates and investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in a discussion about the midterm elections, the state of American politics, and the historical currents that inform our present.
"We Were Eight Years In Power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era Black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In his sweeping collection of new and selected essays, now in paperback, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a Black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president."