Between the World and Me


Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Between the World and Me Symbols

The Dream

One of the most important concepts in the book is the Dream, which is Coates’ own twist on the idea of the American Dream. Traditionally, the American Dream refers to the idea that, due…

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Howard University/The Mecca

Coates tells Samori that “my only Mecca was, is, and shall always be Howard University.” Founded in 1867 as a seminary for training African-American clergymen, Howard is one of the most illustrious historically black universities…

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