Exploring The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project examines the legacy of American slavery through writing by contemporary Black authors, a curriculum, and an audio series.
An ongoing initiative of The New York Times Magazine, the 1619 Project challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking 1619—the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia—as our nation’s foundational date. The project launched in August 2019 with a special issue of the magazine, featuring written and visual pieces by Black historians, journalists, playwrights, poets, authors, and artists. There’s also an audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, plus a curriculum offered by the Pulitzer Center.
A special edition of The New York Times Magazine on the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
Reader guides, lesson plans, and extension activities to bring the project into your classroom and home.
Hosted by writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, the podcast series examines the long shadow of slavery in American life.On April 19, 2020 at 10:24 pm by Alfred SolisOn April 20, 2020 at 8:44 pm by Danielle Balderas
I learned that people in the North were for the most part opposed to slavery, or at least agnostic. I did not know how deeply complicit Northerns were in the buying and selling of enslaved people, or for how long. The 1619 materials make that so much clearer.On April 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm by Anne Mackinnon
How do the stories presented in The 1619 Project compare to stories you grew up with?