WASHINGTON – Howard University will host New York Times Staff Writer and McArthur Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones for a moderated conversation titled, “Reframing our History: The 1619 Project” on October 29 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.
This event is sold out and only ticketed patrons will be allowed access. No media access for this event. The livestream will begin at 7 p.m. and is available at: https://www.whut.org/home/1619livestream/
“We are pleased to host journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to talk about the pivotal work of The 1619 Project for the New York Times,” says Gracie Lawson-borders, dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. “The 1619 Project intertwines the past and the present to create a better understanding of the future from legal to economic, health, social and political issues we must currently address on a national basis.”
This event offers Hannah-Jones an opportunity to reflect on her process for the release of the landmark 1619 Project, the New York Times’s commemoration of the 400th year of slavery in what would become the United States. The 1619 Project is a multimedia project that examines slavery’s modern legacy and reframes the way we understand this history and the contributions of black Americans to the nation.
The program will be moderated by Yanick Rice Lamb, professor and former chair of the Department of Media Journalism and Film. Additional remarks will be provided by Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications; Ingrid Sturgis, assistant chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film; Donovan Thomas, president of the Howard University Chapter Ida B. Wells Society (created by Hannah-Jones in 2016); Julia Weng, president of the Howard University Association of Black Journalists; and Ann Peters, university and community outreach director at the Pulitzer Center.
Howard University is a member of the Campus Consortium, a network of partnerships between the Pulitzer Center and universities and colleges that seek to engage with students and faculty on the critical global issues of our time. The initiative aims to connect international reporting supported by the Pulitzer Center directly with communities across the U.S., expanding knowledge of the world, sparking conversations across disciplines and inspiring individuals to expand their horizons. The Center aims to accomplish these goals through campus visits by journalists and international reporting fellowship opportunities for students.
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(The featured image is a headshot of Nikole Hannah-Jones, provided by her.)
About the Pulitzer Center
The Pulitzer Center promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its support of quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education. Since its founding in 2006, Pulitzer Center reporting projects have won Emmys, George Polk Awards, National Magazine Awards, Overseas Press Club Awards, Peabody Awards, and Pulitzer Prizes. The non-profit based in Washington, DC, educates students and the public across the country through more than 500 events a year featuring journalist-grantees in conversations, exhibitions and interactive events at public spaces, schools and colleges.
The Pulitzer Center is a proud education partner for The 1619 Project special issue of The New York Times Magazine. Along with creating and circulating original education curricula centered around the project, the Pulitzer Center has organized engagements with its network of schools and university partners for Nikole Hannah-Jones, lead writer on The 1619 Project. To learn more visit, https://pulitzercenter.org
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University visit www.howard.edu
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