The 1619 ProjectThe 1619 Project, published by the New York Times, retells the history of the U.S. by foregrounding the arrival 401 years ago of enslaved Africans to Virginia. Through a series of essays, photos, and podcasts, The 1619 Project charts the impact of slavery on the country’s founding principles, economy, health care system, racial segregation of neighborhoods and schools, popular music and visual representations. Conversations around The 1619 project have served as a flashpoint for intensive ideological debates about its content and impact. It has been both widely lauded and subjected to critiques from academics, journalists, pundits and policymakers who challenge its accuracy and its interpretation of history. Conservative politicians even seek to defund schools that teach the project. What is the power of The 1619 Project to reframe our understanding of U.S. history and our contemporary society? How might we go beyond The 1619 Project to develop an even fuller understanding of the centrality of slavery and race in the U.S. and in the broader Atlantic world? Join us for a month-plus exploration of The 1619 Project, which culminates in the visit of Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize winning creator and lead writer of the project.
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To read the 1619 Project, see: pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
To access the podcasts, see: guides.lib.uci.edu/oceanproject
To participate in The 1619 Project in 2020: Student Showcase (due Nov. 2), see: bit.ly/1619Showcase
If you are planning to teach the 1619 Project, please complete this survey: bit.ly/Teach1619
We plan to advertise these classes, and you can connect to other faculty and graduate students to exchange teaching ideas.
To check out the classes, see: bit.ly/Class1619_0921
Also see the Pulitzer Center curricular resources for the 1619 Project: pulitzercenter.org/projects/1619-project-pulitzer-center-education-programming
The 1619 Project series is presented by UCI Humanities Center and is co-sponsored by: UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative, UCI Black Thriving Initiative, School of Humanities, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences, UCI Libraries, Academic English, Composition Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center on Law, Equality, and Race, Center for Medical Humanities, International Center for Writing and Translation, Literary Journalism and Center for Storytelling, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Student Affairs, Staff Assembly, AAPI Womxn in Leadership and Academic and Professional Women of UCI.