For hundreds of years, enslaved people were bought and sold in America. Today most of the sites of this trade are forgotten. As part of The 1619 Project, we photographed 12 of them.
Ida Bae WellsToday @NYTmag published this haunting addition to the #1619project — a photo essay of slave auction sites, of places across the country where humans were bought and sold. Most of them are unmarked. It’s a forced forgetting that we hope to change.
Amy Klobuchar has often spoken about her prosecution of the teenager in an 11-year-old girl’s murder. This week, an Associated Press report pointed to flaws in the case.
Ida Bae WellsKlobuchar denied Burrell’s request to go to his mother’s funeral after she died in a car crash during the investigation. He believed the authorities knew that he was innocent all along.
“They just didn’t feel like my life was worth living,” he said.
Seeking to discredit those who wish to explain the persistence of racism, critics of the New York Times’s 1619 Project insist the facts don’t support its proslavery reading of the American Revolution. But they obscure a longstanding debate within...
Ida Bae WellsHere the editor of the @ahr_editor of the premier historical journal weighs in responding to what he calls a hostile and belated reaction by @seanwilentz and a few others as well as the orchestrated campaign by @WSWSMedia.
The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest of the digital world.
Ida Bae WellsSo, the 1619 podcast is up for this amazing award but apparently people get to vote for it. This feels weird, but if you were moved or enlightened by this podcast, please cast a vote of support.
Ida Bae WellsI went on @Toure podcast and, whew, did we have a convo about what happens when you go after founding myths, about the morality of our education choices and what makes good journalism. Listen in!
A dispute between a small group of scholars and the authors of The New York Times Magazine’s issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of American society.
Ida Bae WellsI thought this was a good and fair analysis of the pushback by five historians against the #1619Project, and why so many others refused to sign. @AdamSerwer, not surprisingly, does an excellent job getting to the heart of the tensions.
Five historians wrote to us with their reservations. Our editor in chief replies.
Ida Bae WellsMuch has been made of the criticism of the #1619Project by 4 historians on the World Socialist Web Site. Those 4+1 more submitted a letter 2 my editors demanding corrections. We stand behind our reporting. Here’s their letter & @jakesilverstein’s response
We spent three months documenting the conditions of one homeless camp in the wealthiest state. Then we traveled to a slum in Mexico City for comparison.
Ida Bae WellsIt feels sometimes like little can shock, but this reporting by @thomasfullerNYT and @joshhaner on the slums in one of the wealthiest areas in one of the wealthiest nations, ours, stopped me short. How do we allow it? How do we care so little for our own?
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting in conjunction with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media seeks a Society Director.
The mission of the Society is to increase the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and...
Ida Bae WellsThe @IBWellsSociety is seeking an amazing director to lead our org. We pay well, you get to live in the vibrant Triangle-area of North Carolina, and you'll be working on our mission of increasing the number of investigative reporters of color. Apply here
Thread by @nhannahjones: "It’s disturbing how we have come to see public goods as about some sort of charity to the poor and not as critical itutions that allow us to engage across class and create a shared sense of values. This, then, is actually...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times’ acclaimed “1619 Project” will be the basis for a series of books, for readers of all ages. Random House Group imprints have acquired rights to the books,...
Ida Bae WellsI am *so* excited to announce that the #1619project will be issued as a series of books, including four books for children. We have partnered with the best editor in the biz @cjaxone of @oneworldbooks to expand this work and reach even more people.
We sent white, black, Hispanic and Asian testers undercover to see if they would be treated equally by LI real estate agents. Many were not.
Ida Bae WellsYesterday @Newsday published an extraordinary and damning investigation into the blatant discrimination real estate agents engage in against homebuyers of color, and specifically black homebuyers on Long Island, one US’s of most segregated regions.
Noel Ignatiev, a historian who wrote “How the Irish Became White” and co-edited the journal Race Traitor, dies at 78.
Ida Bae WellsSad news. As a young scholar, Ignatiev’s book, “How the Irish Became White” was pivotal to my burgeoning understanding of whiteness as a construct and not something fixed, and how the whitening process always relied on an acceptance of anti-blackness.
Ida Bae WellsThe @NYTMag is bringing the #1619Project to DC with a symposium on Weds 10/30 at the @NMAAHC. Tickets are free but space is limited. If you're unable to attend there will be a livestream. These tickets will go fast. Hit that link NOW