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The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial LectureFeaturing Ta-Nehisi Coates

November 1, 2017  ·  Irvine Auditorium


This year's Higginbotham Lecture features Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, writer of Black Panther comic series, and national correspondent for The Atlantic Magazine.  Coates will speak in conversation with Dr. Camille Charles, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Africana Studies & Education Director, Center for Africana Studies. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Coates' new book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy will be on sale at the event and is available to pre-order when you register at the link below.

This event has moved! It will now take place at the Irvine Auditorium.  Registration is closed. This event is filled to capacity. Click here to add your name to the wait list >>

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and Penn Law, and co-sponsored by Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, Penn Graduate School of Education, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Penn African-American Resource Center and the Penn Black Alumni Society.