The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and 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.”  Included are essays by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Bryan Stevenson, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, Kevin Kruse, Khalil Gibran Muhammed, photo essays, stories and poems.  Click here for access.  Watch the two-hour kick-off conference by clicking here.

In partnership with the Pulitzer Center, the project is developing lesson plans, reading guides, activities, and other resources for use in classrooms.  Click here to access The 1619 Project Curriculum page.

Related activity includes the First African Landing Commemorative Weekend will be held August 22-25 at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia and 400 Years of Inequality

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