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Christian Science Monitor: Coates Packed the House at Davidson College

Ta-Nehisi Coates"Last week, in this former Confederate state, on a small college campus with an enrollment that is 75 percent white, a 40-year-old black man known for his blunt and cynical assessments of American racial history packed the basketball arena here with 4,000 people," writes Erik Spanberg in the Christian Science Monitor.

He goes on: "Davidson College sits 30 miles from Charlotte, tucked among exurbs that have sprouted in the last 25 years or so. Coates filled John Belk Arena, a gym better known for hosting another guy who has enjoyed a pretty good 2015: reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who starred on the Davidson basketball team from 2006 to 2009.

"Coates didn't shoot any 3-pointers, but he had no problem keeping everyone's attention."

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