November 20, 2014
International House - Assembly Hall
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 “until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” Join us as Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations and why Chicago is central to his argument.
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program; the Institute of Politics; the Center of Race, Politics, and Culture; the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; and the National Public Housing Museum.
Free and open to the public. Waiting list only.