Course Description

ONLINE: Two years ago, The New York Times published The 1619 Project, a series of essays curated by Nikole Hannah-Jones that claims the full origin story of the United States begins in 1619 with the arrival of the White Lion and the captive and enslaved peoples it carried, rather than the arrival of the Mayflower one year later in 1620. The project received polarized national attention: Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her work while lawmakers introduced bills at the federal and state legislative levels to defund public schools that taught The 1619 Project K-12 curriculum. This course is a discussion group for the 2021 extended and revised book version of The 1619 Project. The book contains historical essays and short fiction from a range of esteemed contributors and examines the legacy of enslavement in the United States. Together, we will read and discuss the specific ideas, themes and stories within the book. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 25.

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Section Title
The 1619 Project: A Discussion Group
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Apr 26, 2022 to May 24, 2022
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Please note: Students do not have to read the book in its entirety before the course starts; we will read specific chapters ahead of each class. However, our discussions will be more generative if students come to the first meeting familiar with the table of contents and/or having read a few of the chapters on their own.

Required reading:
Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (9780593230572)