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.