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The 1619 Project

by The Urban News

From Nikole Hannah-Jones comes the greatest story never told.

Hulu’s six-part 1619 docuseries is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the New York Times Magazine. The original “1619 Project” challenged historical narratives and reframed US history by examining the 400-year legacy of slavery, showing how slavery is the foundation on which this country is built.

The new series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

“Our world is so small when it comes to Black folks,” Hannah-Jones says during an interview with National Geographic. “We don’t even know there’s all this history that we can learn because we think if it existed, someone would teach it to us or movies would reflect it, our monuments would reflect it.”

The legacy of slavery doesn’t just hurt Black people. Our entire society suffers. The 1619 Project helps us understand why.

The 1619 Project is hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, who uses her family history as a way to demonstrate how Black lives are shaped by race and slavery in the US. The six episodes, “Democracy,” “Race,” “Capitalism,” “Music,” “Fear,” and “Justice,” explore the legacy of slavery in today’s America.


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