The Pulitzer Prizes Spark Discussion of "Revisionism"
by HNN Staff
Nikole Hannah-Jones's Pulitzer Prize has pushed some critics to complain about historical revisionism. Historians discuss how the field works.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Sasha Turner
What to the historian is 1619?
SOURCE: USA Today
USA Today Publishes New Articles As Part Of Series, "1619: Searching for Answers"
The articles explore the different ways the legacy of slavery has shaped America.
How the Kikotan Massacre Prepared the Ground for the Arrival of the First Africans in 1619
by Gregory D. Smithers
English (and ultimately, United States) colonialism was (and is) built not only with the labor of stolen bodies from Africa, but the stolen lands of Native Americans.
SOURCE: The Guardian
America's 'democratic experiment' is inextricably tied to the history of slavery
by Peniel E Joseph
The year 1619 laid out rough boundaries of citizenship, freedom, and democracy that are still being policed.
A Brief History of the History Wars
by Rebecca Onion
Conservative uproar over the New York Times’ 1619 Project is just the most recent clash in a decades-old battle over how we should understand American history.
SOURCE: NY Times
Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
by Nikole Hannah-Jones
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.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619
by Ibram X. Kendi
Marking the 400-year African American struggle to survive and to be free of racism.
SOURCE: PBS News Hour
Video of the Week: The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America
To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched The 1619 Project to reframe America’s history through the lens of slavery. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
SOURCE: NY Times Magazine
1619 Project: New York Times Magazine Publishes Special Edition Dedicated to American Slavery and Its Legacies
The powerful collection includes essays by historians, poets, columnists, a variety of academics, and more.
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