race and america | November 20, 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones' The 1619 Project to Become Random House Book Series

The 1619 Project, an acclaimed multimedia project by the New York Times Magazine, will be the core resource for an upcoming book series, for readers of all ages. 

The books will build on the foundation of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking project, named for the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans coming to America. Initiated by Hannah-Jones, the project launched exciting educational endeavors exploring the legacy of slavery in the USA, and is now being taught in many schools and sparking conversation across the country.


Random House has announced they have a graphic novel planned, as well as four The 1619 Project publications for young readers. The project will also release an extended version of the original The New York Times Magazine publication, including more essays, fiction and poetry.


Hannah-Jones, as well as Jake Silverstein (editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine) will be overseeing the books.


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