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Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2015 National Book Awards Non-Fiction Award Winner (Full Acceptance Speech)

Here's Ta-Nehisi Coates' full speech after receiving the Non-Fiction Award at this week's National Book Awards. In his brief speech he dedicates the award, and the perspective and inspiration for the award-winning book, Between the World and Me, to the life and memory of Prince Jones.

Direct, and very compelling.

You won't enroll me in this lie. You won't make me a part of it. That is what we did with Between the World and Me.

A little less than 7 minutes...

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