Reframing History Through Slavery's Legacy with Nikole Hannah-Jones

In collaboration with The New York Times, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is the creator of the landmark 1619 Project, which commemorates the 400th year of slavery in what would become the United States. The project examines slavery’s modern legacy and reframes the way we understand this history and the contributions of black Americans to the nation.

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES was named a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” She covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created -- and maintains -- racial segregation in housing and schools. She has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, as well as the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center




Presented in conjunction with the series The Legacy 1619-2019, recognizing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to North America and the ongoing experience of African Americans.



Date: Monday, February 3, 2020

Time: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 pm

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus 


This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP by using the RSVP for this Event link.

Monday, February 03, 2020



Sosnoff Theater at John Cranford Adams Playhouse
Adams Playhouse
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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Hofstra Cultural Center

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