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Virtual Launch: The 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones
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In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story is a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking and award-winning work of journalism: The New York Times Magazine’s “1619 Project” issue. This issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative.


Join One World and Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones on Tuesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET for The 1619 Project’s Virtual Book Launch, presented in partnership with The New York Times and The Apollo Theater.


In conversation with several of the book's contributors, Hannah-Jones will delve into the process of putting this revolutionary project together, the impact that this work has had over the past few years, and why we cannot continue to gloss over the truths of our nation’s founding and construction.


Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive virtual event and a hardcover copy of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story ($38 retail price).


We hope to see you there!