[image-1]Tonight, writer, journalist, and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at TD Arena to a sold out crowd; the highly anticipated lecture, “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” was rescheduled from October.

In advance of the lecture, attendees are asked to post questions to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #CoatesatCofC. Coates will answer some of the questions tonight.

The Baltimore native has been examining issues of racial injustice his whole life from his time at the alt-weekly Washington City Paper, to the publication of his second book, Between the World and Me (July 2015, Spiegel & Grau). Coates is a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant, and was named one of Times 100 Most Influential People. As a writer, Coates challenges his readers to face, head-on, what it means to be black in America, regardless of how uncomfortable facing that truth may be.

Didn’t secure a seat in the arena? Be sure to read Coates’ comprehensive and illuminating essay for The Atlantic, My President Was Black.