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Ta-Nehisi Coates on “We Were Eight Years in Power"

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Francis W. Parker School

Diane and David B Heller Auditorium

2233 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

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The Family Action Network presents
Ta-Nehisi Coates on

We Were Eight Years in Power
with Natalie Moore
author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

The Parker community and public at large are welcome to join us for a special evening with author, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates as WBEZ journalist Natalie Moore interviews him about his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

This collection of Coates’s work includes his iconic first essays from The Atlantic, “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates’s own experiences, observations and intellectual development.

As a national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly as they regard African Americans. In 2008, he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, the same year the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named him a Fellow (“genius” grant).

Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side reporter, covers segregation and inequality. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Her work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Moore is also the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.

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