Nikole Hannah-Jones

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The 1619 Project to Become Multi-Book Series

The extensive project that marked the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia will be expanded into several books, including a graphic novel.

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The 1619 Project Centers the Enslaved, Rethinks Story of America

“It aims to reframe the country’s history…placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Readers, Offers Black Literature Primer

Coates addressed his readership and preferred books during a public conversation with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones last Thursday. 

Major Investigation Looks at Nation's Re-Segregating Schools

Almost everywhere in the country, the gains of integration have been eroded.