Nikole Hannah-Jones, Live In-Person Talks The 1619 Project at Baldwin & Co.

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

1030 Elysian Fields Ave, 1030 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117, New Orleans, LA, US, 70117

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Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses her groundbreaking project of the new origin story of America based on the very beginnings of American slavery

Don’t miss this iconic opportunity at Baldwin & Co. to meet one of the greatest contributors to history and the literary world. The 1619 Project reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.

This is a book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation’s founding and construction—and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life.

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7:00 PM

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