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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who also attended the ceremony, said the iconic novelist taught him the meaning of "grown folks literature."
Executive producer Nicole Kassell explains why "Watchmen" was always political.
Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight.
Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before Congress in support of reparations for slavery.
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell said.
The hearing — the first time since 2007 that the House has heard testimony on the topic of slavery reparations — will be held on June 19, the day of Juneteenth.
The evolution is part of a larger shift in American attitudes toward race in the past five years.
"Sometimes you change your mind in ways you never could have imagined."
Facing a blackface scandal, the governor has started reading Ta-Nehisi Coates.
"The last few years for him have been years of significant changes,” The Atlantic's editor-in-chief said.