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.
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?
"It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding." No longer interested in a narrative with the potential to unite Americans, the left has opted for one with the potential to permanently divide them.
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.
400 years ago a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia. On the anniversary of that fateful day, let us summon the courage to reckon with our past—and act boldly to break with the racial and economic structures that are its legacy.
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.
400 years ago, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. The #1619Project explores how the years of slavery that followed still shape America today.
400 years ago, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed in America has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. Read more from the #1619Project
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.
The #1619Project by and 's whole brilliant team at the is an absolute triumph. READ IT. But if you really want to know why and his ilk are freaking out, it's not just this particular reporting effort.
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)
“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
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.
Thank you to the , and all the brilliant writers and thinkers who gave us the powerful 1619 Project, commemorating the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in America.
After 400 years, isn’t it time to tell the true story of American history? Congressional bill HR 40 will provide a commission to study reparations and learn from America’s past. We need the truth in order to heal.
Our #1619project examines the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States.
. on The 1619 Project created with , a major initiative observing the 400th anniversary American slavery. Learn more: #AMJoy
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.
Read more from the #1619Project here
., , Bryan Stevenson, , and , all #MacFellow, wrote about slavery's lasting legacy in . Explore the #1619Project, curated 400 years after the arrival of America's first trans-Atlantic slave ship:
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:
A stunning and important project on the beginning of slavery in America. It’s the 400th anniversary. Potent perspectives are showcased here >>> via ⁦⁦
On Sunday, is going to join us on , to talk about the #1619Project. #uppers
This is magnificent. I'm learning a lot as I read the various pieces. But I have to say that the reaction to some of the most basic assertions also is a reminder we're not doing a great job of teaching our nation's history in our schools.
The 1619 Project is simply a brilliant account of the "legacy of slavery, and most importantly, the unparalleled role black people have played in this (US) democracy". The collection is long, it is actually only the beginning, and I am here for all of it.
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 ⬇️
“I didn't read it, but..." But...maybe therefore you can't possibly have anything worthwhile, informed or intelligent to say about it -- least of all on national television? #1619Project
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
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The #1619Project is a monumental achievement and an essential read. I applaud , and the many essayists who contributed. #400Years
., , Bryan Stevenson, , and , all #MacFellow, wrote about slavery's lasting legacy in . Explore the #1619Project, curated 400 years after the arrival of America's first trans-Atlantic slave ship:
2019 is the 400th anniversary of slavery in the US. While it may seem odd to memorialize the start of slavery, the incredible group of authors, artists, & activists who created the 's #1619Project will change your mind.
I really gotta say that #The1619Project is equally illuminating and enraging, especially opening essay and report. This is mandatory reading.
This whole thing is remarkable
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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.'
Difficult and necessary truth. The #1619Project accelerates the process of reckoning with our nation’s past through brilliant, transformative journalism.
Our #1619project examines the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States.
“Given the choice between modernity and barbarism, prosperity and poverty, lawfulness and cruelty, democracy and totalitarianism, America chose all of the above.” writes. #1619Project
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.
We can call out America's failures and learn from them. 's 1619 project demonstrates delicately this approach while preserving democratic values. (4/6)
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 ⁦
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
What an amazing project. Great work by the
The 1619 Project - The New York Times
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
The 1619 Project in the NY Times is amazing. "The systemic white suppression of black life was so severe that this period between the 1880s and the 1920 and ’30s became known as the Great Nadir, or the second slavery."
"It was not...the rage of the poor white Southerner but the greed of the rich white planter that drove the lash. The violence was neither arbitrary nor gratuitous. It was rational, capitalistic, all part of the plantation’s design." #EarlyCapitalism
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 aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."
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