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Wallace House Presents “The 1619 Project: Examining the Legacy of Slavery and the Building of a Nation” 

January 28, 2020

  • 2020 |
  • Wallace House Presents |

“The 1619 Project: Examining the Legacy of Slavery and the Building of a Nation” with Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times

January 28, 2020 | 6 p.m.

Rackham Auditorium
915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public.
Event will be live-streamed»
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About the Speaker

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award. Her work designing “The 1619 Project” has been met with universal acclaim. The project was released in August 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of American slavery and re-examines the role it plays in the history of the United States.

Hannah-Jones earned her bachelor’s in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This is a 2020 Annual U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium event.

Co-sponsored by the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the Center for Social Solutions and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.