Many people chose to serve their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We meet some folks who serve year-round and approach volunteerism in ways you may never have considered.
Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like the one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates’ thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore. We talk with him about how the region shaped him then and how he’s shaping public discourse around race now.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates National correspondent, The Atlantic; author of "Between the World and Me"
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