Nikole Hannah-Jones & Kevin Merida Discuss The 1619 Project

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037


Event Description

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will discuss her new book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” with Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida.

The book expands on Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine project that reframed American history to place slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative.

Bestselling author Terry McMillan and L.A. Times Book Prize winner Nafissa Thompson-Spires will read from their pieces included in The 1619 Project.

In August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the system of American slavery that would last for the next 250 years.

Eso Won Books will be on-site to sell additional copies of “The 1619 Project,” the companion children’s book “Born on the Water,” as well as copies of Terry McMillan’s and Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ books.

Online tickets plus copies of the book are now available.


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