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race and america | Feb 6th, 2020

The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones Interviewed on The Daily Show

The viral, groundbreaking sensation of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” is still going strong, with its lead writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones appearing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to discuss the message and history behind the landmark project observing the 400th anniversary of... Continue Reading →
race and america | Nov 20th, 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... Continue Reading →
race and america | Sep 7th, 2011

Randall Kennedy: Obama, Like Jackie Robinson, Must Rise Above Racial Abuse

With the 2012 election looming, Randall Kennedy appeared on CNN to discuss whether Barack Obama's presidency has been clouded by racially charged distractions from his opponents. Put another way: is Obama less respected than any other previous president because he’s black? The answer, Kennedy says,... Continue Reading →