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Nikole Hannah-Jones: The 1619 Project Public Talk

Courtesy John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation / Creative Commons

  • About This Program

    Mark your calendars! Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will host a public talk on the 1619 Project on July 11, 2024, at Knight Theater. Hannah-Jones will discuss its implications, impact, and impetus for Black futures.

    The 1619 Project illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary U.S. and highlights contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. It is also an Emmy® Award-nominated six-part Hulu docuseries.

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  • About Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of the 1619 Project and as well as the 1619 Project children's book, Born on the Water, were instant #1 New York Times bestsellers. The 1619 Project is now a six-part docuseries on Hulu and earned three Emmy award nominations. Hannah-Jones has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times.

    Hannah-Jones also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she founded the Center for Journalism & Democracy. She is the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of investigative reporters and editors of color. In 2022, she opened the 1619 Freedom School, a free, afterschool literacy program in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa.

    She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her BA in History and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

    More about Nikole Hannah-Jones here.

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