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Meet Nikole Hannah-Jones: Creator of the 1619 Project

Updated: May 16, 2021

ORABSE, partnering with many other organizations, is proud to host multiple events this month with special guest, Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Nikole Hannah-Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for an16,000 word essay that led The 1619 Project. The essay sweeps 400 years, starting with the legacy of American to our present-day social and economic systems.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. Nikole got hooked on journalism when she joined her high school newspaper and began writing about students like her, who were bused across town as part of a voluntary school desegregation program.

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES is a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: She is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She's also won a Peabody, two George Polk awards, and the National Magazine Awards three times.

Oregon Educators are invited to hear Nikole Hannah Jones.

There will be three events held to hear Nikole Hannah-Jones speak about her project, and about black history and its effect and influence on all parts of our lives and culture today.

Session 1: Friday, May 7, 2021, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 2:30 - 3:15 PM A Black History Session with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Session 3: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 3:15 - 4:20 PM


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