"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates Paired with La Fête Blanc du Blanc

Pouring Over Pages by Maritza Lacayo and Alexa Ferra

Episode notes

After a short break (life gets in the way sometimes!) we’re excited to dive into Ta-Nehisi Coates' “Between the World and Me.” This National Book Award winning-novel is short but packs a punch. Written as a letter to his son and inspired by James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time,” Coates writes about what it means to be Black in America. He weaves the personal anecdotes and stories into life lessons for his son as well as personal reflections we can all learn from. For this discussion, we are joined by Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Director Franklin Sirmans and we touch upon what role education plays in our biases, reflect on what we learn at school versus what we don’t, the humanist approach of museums ... 

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