Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones appeared at The Progressive Forum to discuss her book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, on August 24, 2022, at Congregation Emanu El, Houston, Texas.
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Nikole Hannah-Jones is a journalist for The New York Times, covering racial injustice. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for her work creating The 1619 Project. In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the genius grant, for her work on educational inequality. In 2021, Time magazine named her among the world’s 100 most influential people. She has won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2016, she co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization geared toward increasing the number of investigative reporters of color. Hannah-Jones is the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she founded the Center for Journalism and Democracy.
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"Nikole Hannah-Jones says '1619 Project' isn't meant to shame but to 'question our understanding.'" Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2022.
"How the way American history is taught is just as racially segregated as so much of our nation’s past." Houston Public Media, August 19, 2022.
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