Established in 1991, the MLK Visiting Professors Program honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While at MIT, MLK Visiting Scholars and Artists enhance their scholarship, enrich the intellectual life of MIT, and are deeply engaged in the life of the Institute through teaching and research. The School is honored to welcome Ta-Nehisi Coates, MLK Visiting Scholar, to the community for the 2012-13 academic year.
2012-2013 MLK Visiting Scholar
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Ta-Nehisi Coates, MLK Visiting Scholar in Writing
Ta-Nehisi Coates, born 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, is a senior editor for The Atlantic and blogs on its website. Ta-Nehisi has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and TIME. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. He attended Howard University and currently resides in Harlem with his partner and son. More •