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When journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates set out to write about police killings he went to visit Mable Jones. Back in 2000, Jones son, a friend of Coates from their time at Howard University, was shot and killed by police in Virginia. He was twenty five years old.
Written in the form of a letter to his own teenage son, Coates’ book “Between the World and Me” puts police shootings in a wider context.
Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke as part of the Lannan Foundation’s Pursuit of Cultural Freedom Series.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, author, journalist, educator
Host: George Lavender
Music: Hellenica- Night Creeper
Lannan Foundation’s Pursuit of Cultural Freedom Series