Illinois College -> Leadership Program welcomes diversity speaker
About Us


Leadership Program welcomes diversity speaker


The Illinois College Leadership Program welcomes Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor of The Atlantic, to campus as the 2013 Al Habtoor Leadership Lecturer. Coates will be speaking about “Emancipation, Race and Radicalism” on Monday, February 18, at 11 a.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

Identified by TIME Magazine as one of the world’s best bloggers, Coates has worked for numerous highly renowned organizations such as The Village Voice, Washington City Paper and Time. Coates also contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly and O, The Oprah Magazine.

His recent controversial article in The Atlantic, “Fear of a Black President,” provoked both anger and praise. However, he is best known for his nuanced reading of and writing about the racial tensions inherent in American history and ideology including the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Al Habtoor Leadership Lecture is free and open to the public.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

Media Contact Information
Office of Marketing and Communications
Amy Rourke
Writer and Public Relations Manager


  • Apply Now
  • Visit Campus
  • Deposit Now
search login