First published in 2015, Between the World and Me was written as a letter to Coates’ teenage son, and recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his growing fear of daily violence against the Black community.
The narrative explores Coates’ bold notion that American society structurally supports white supremacy.
It will include appearances by: Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Jharrel Jerome, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, MJ Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Black Thought, Courtney B. Vance, Susan Kelechi Watson, Oprah Winfrey and many more.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Jason Wallace, Alicia Garza and Tony Lewis discuss the impact of gender on political progress, how hip-hop has shaped their generation’s understanding of manhood and HBCUs as cultivating grounds for nurturing notions of gender politics. #HBO #BetweenTheWorldAndMe
Between The World And Me (2020): The Kennedy Center Panel | HBO