Teaching ‘The 1619 Project’: A Virtual Event for Educators and Librarians

Teaching ‘The 1619 Project’: A Virtual Event for Educators and Librarians 1

Join Nikole Hannah-Jones for a candid discussion of the project and ways to share the new books “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” and “Born on the Water” with students.

Nikole Hannah-Jones addresses the questions, concerns, and controversies surrounding The 1619 Project and its place in schools.

This event is sponsored by The New York Times’s education and library subscription program.

What began as a special edition of The New York Times Magazine is now a national cultural phenomenon that has generated a book, a podcast, a forthcoming documentary series, an illustrated children’s book and educational materials for schools. Its creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones, won a Pulitzer Prize.

“The 1619 Project” was the brainchild of Ms. Hannah-Jones, a correspondent for The Times Magazine, and has ignited a passionate and polarizing conversation about how America’s history is taught in schools. Often associated with critical race theory, “The 1619 Project” has become the subject of controversy in politics and education.

How can teachers engage with this powerful material and share it with students? How should they respond to detractors’ calls to ban “The 1619 Project” and other subject matter that addresses the history of racial inequity and the Black experience in America? And how best can librarians and educators bring truthful representations of history to their students?

Join Ms. Hannah-Jones and Donnalie Jamnah of the Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Education Network, in conversation with Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine. Their discussion will be geared toward teachers, administrators, librarians, parents and students searching for answers to these crucial and timely questions.