Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic, will talk about “The Beautiful Struggle and Changing Meanings of Race in America” on Mon., Nov. 29, @7pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. This Campus/Community Reading Initiative is also the last fall 2010 Contemporary Issues Lecture.
Andersen Library does not have his memoir The beautiful struggle: A father, two sons, and an unlikely road to manhood about growing up in Baltimore, but UWW students and staff may request it from other UW libraries via the free Universal Borrowing service. You can find many articles by Coates in publications such as Time and Washington Monthly if you search for him as an author in article databases. One example is “When race matters” (Time, 8/10/2009, vol.174:no.5, p.22).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials, if needed.