IofC USA co-hosts Emancipation Conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates


Initiatives of Change USA partners with the American Civil War Museum and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture present “Legacies of Emancipation”. This sold-out conversation panel takes place on Friday, October 25th at 7pm at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

The Civil War resulted in the emancipation of 4 million enslaved African Americans. Explore how the choices and events in the transition from enslavement to freedom continue to shape the lives of Americans over 150 years later.

The panel features:
Ta-Nehisi Coates, author
Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut
Christy Coleman, American Civil War Museum CEO

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture's exhibit, "Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality" will remain open for extended evening hours so that program attendees may visit.

Coates will also discuss his latest book, The Water Dancer”, published in September 2019.