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

Hofstra University hosts New York Times Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones who was the inspiration for the New York Times pull out magazine, The 1619 Project. The viral project observes 400 years of American slavery with illuminating essays marking a call to action: to course correct our understanding of history, by centring the contributions of enslaved Americans.  Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform” and for her reporting on racial re-segregation in our schools. This is the latest honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and a National Magazine Award for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city. Ms. Hannah-Jones 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. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. 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 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

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Sosnoff Theater at John Cranford Adams Playhouse
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