7Oct2015 – Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaking Tour at Howard U

WASHINGTON —Ta-Nehisi Coates, a New York Times bestselling author, 2015 MacArthur fellow and former Howard University student, revisited his old stomping grounds of The Mecca Oct. 7 to open his six-month book tour for his novel, Between the World and Me, hailed by author Toni Morrison as “required reading.” Dr. Greg Carr, associate professor and chair of the Department of African-American Studies, facilitated the “Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates” event at Cramton Auditorium on Howard University.

“People often ask me why my book is so bleak,” Coates said. “I tell them ‘The hope is in Howard University.’”(Photo Credit: Paul “Tru1P” Holston/Tru1Photography)

© 2015 Tru1Photography

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