In August of 1619, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived at a port in Virginia. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to truthfully tell the story of black Americans — and of America itself. #1619project
I have never seen anything in journalism quite like this 1619 Project that conceived and produced with her colleagues. She and the awesome talent on these pages have done patriotic work. Please spend the time with it that is required.
Each of the stories in the #1619project takes up a modern phenomenon and reveals its history. From the lack of healthcare to mass incarceration, from the brutality of capitalism to the epidemic of sugar — no part of America has been untouched by slavery.
I'd encourage all of you to read -- actually read -- the reported essays in the #1619project. If these ideas or facts are new to you, if they upset you or make you uncomfortable, if they challenge your idea of America, ask yourself: why?
Today, the New York Times is launching the #1619Project, a collection of essays, criticism and art about how the America we know today didn’t start in 1776 — it started in August 1619, when a ship carrying enslaved Africans landed in Virginia
The goal of the #1619project is to reframe American history, and to place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country.
And the design is haunting and beautiful. You will need time with this. It will be hard and crushing and uncomfortable. It has been 400 years. So, this is how it must be.
Each of the stories in the #1619project takes up a modern phenomenon and reveals its history. From the lack of healthcare to mass incarceration, from the brutality of capitalism to the epidemic of sugar — no part of America has been untouched by slavery.
I’d ask people to actually read what we’ve produced, sit with the singular horrors of the black experience, and then determine if the critiques are valid.
No universal healthcare. Highest rates of mass incarceration. The brutality of capitalism. An epidemic of sugar in our diets. No aspect of modern American life has been untouched by slavery. These essays in our #1619project explain how (thread)
I spent a good chunk of yesterday reading through the essays. It's simply overwhelming and I can't wait to share this with my students beginning in just a couple of weeks. Thank you and all the contributors.
“Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all.” — Nikole Hannah-Jones Our entire issue this week: #1619Project
Our #1619project examines the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States.
This morning we’re launching something special: the #1619project, an effort from & to mark the 400th anniversary of the start of American slavery. The project begins with a special issue of the magazine: ... 1/15
I want to salute all the amazing contributors and the great for delivering to us, and to history, this project, an incredible body of work.
The #1619Project is enormous, significant, somber, powerful. You might not be able to handle all of it. Read the first five paragraphs. One article. Learn a little more about the cruel, hidden history that is deeply woven into our finer national cloth
Bringing the gifts my ancestors gave/ I am the dream and the hope of the slave/ I rise/ I rise/ I rise/
Reading though the remarkable #1619Project, I’m struck by how little of this I was taught, despite receiving a world-class education.
A stunning and important project on the beginning of slavery in America. It’s the 400th anniversary. Potent perspectives are showcased here >>> via ⁦⁦
Today published the #1619Project, 400 years after the arrival of America's first trans-Atlantic slave ship. Essays by , , Bryan Stevenson and , all #MacFellow, look at slavery's lasting legacy:
On Sunday, is going to join us on , to talk about the #1619Project. #uppers
The 1619 project is a critical must read for everyone. I am just starting to read the pieces and while there is room for...
Slavery casts a shadow over every aspect of contemporary American life - read the monumental #1619Project here
's article is a part of 's #1619Project which looks at the effects of slavery 400 years after the first slaves arrived in America to Point Comfort, Virginia in August 1619. Check out the whole interactive project: 3/3 ⬇️
Kudos to the New York Times for inviting Americans to confront their country's foundational crimes against humanity on the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery on these shores / The 1619 Project
I really gotta say that #The1619Project is equally illuminating and enraging, especially opening essay and report. This is mandatory reading.
TRL: The 1619 Project
This whole thing is remarkable
The #1619Project is a powerful and necessary collection that should be read not just in the US but around the world. Take the time to read a breathtaking and ambitious example of the power of journalism. Bravo.
It's 2019 but yeah the Times has a new post-Russian propaganda project.
Leaked transcript gave public a look inside New York Times agenda-setting discussions. Now look at agenda of its ambitious new initiative, the 1619 Project: 'To reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding.'
If you are American this is required reading. If you want to make America great again, you have to understand who it was great for and how it became great in the 1st place. via ⁦
Anyone who still believes in an alternate timeline where America gets founded without slavery, read this. Actually read it no matter what. It's important to know that for all of America's lofty ideals, it was founded in suffering.
“Given the choice between modernity and barbarism, prosperity and poverty, lawfulness and cruelty, democracy and totalitarianism, America chose all of the above.” writes. #1619Project
Our #1619project examines the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States.
How slavery explains the brutality of US capitalism. A powerful essay by ⁦⁩ in the big #1619Project edited by ⁦ for⁩
Great project from "The 1619 Project": Redefine #American #history by starting with #slavery and #racism instead of viewing it as an #anomaly. #uncomfortable. #true
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from NY Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, & placing the consequences of slavery. #SAChat
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from NY Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, & placing the consequences of slavery. #HistSAHE
New York Times is now in the business of reframing -euphemism for rewriting history. Soon its 1619 project will conclude that seeds of Nazi Germany were planted in Jefferson's plantation
Should we commemorate 1619 as the beginning of slavery in America or is this a misguided focus that hinders our understanding of slavery? #BlackLivesMatter #Reparations2020
The 1619 Project - I kinda wish I was teaching this year and could reflect with students on the 400th year anniversary of American slavery. But I am not teaching, this feeling will pass, and I will teach it next year during the 401st year mark 😂.
The 1619 Project