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Ta-Nehisi Coates The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates reignited a national conversation over reparations for African Americans with his 16,000-word cover story for the June issue of The Atlantic. The Case for Reparations argues that long after slavery ended, decades of racist policies and deliberate injustices--from Jim Crow to redlining--have continued to systematically wrong generations of African Americans, and “[u]ntil we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole”.

The National Public Housing Museum in partnership with the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, the Center of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents Ta-Nehisi Coates as he makes the case for reparations and puts Chicago and its struggle for fair housing at the center of his argument.

Join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6pm at University of Chicago's International House for this important discussion.

Earlier Event: August 18
Columbia College Youth Program