American writer and author Ta-Nehisi Coates is best known for the New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me which created a unique blend of reportage, historical analysis and personal narrative. As national correspondent for The Atlantic he has established himself as a major force in American intellectual life, and is one of the most influential essayist on race, culture and politics writing today. He also writes on the Marvel Comics Black Panther series, and scored a credit on the blockbuster movie. At ANTIDOTE with the ABC’s Richard Fidler, Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his violent childhood in Baltimore, how becoming a father changed him, and how his work now might change how we all think about race.
Get to know Ta-Nehisi Coates and his work
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Video of Ta-Nehisi Coates in Race, Power & Privilege panel at ANTIDOTE festival
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