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Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Explains Why ‘The 1619 Project’ Docu-Series Is Essential American History

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
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“It’s impossible to understand the story of America without understanding the story of slavery and Black Americans,” says Nikole Hannah-Jones.

The journalist created The 1619 Project, a series of essays that reframes our country's history by showcasing how the contributions of Black Americans shaped our national narrative. Hannah-Jones was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for her work on the project. The essays were also the subject of a podcast in 2020, and released in book form in 2021.

The 1619 Project takes its name from the year in...

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