Tune in to hear acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones talk about “The 1619 Project,” the groundbreaking study of the role played by slavery in American history and life. Niokle Hannah-Jones will be interviewed by UCI Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, a co-author of “The 1619 Project.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and, for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city, a National Magazine Award. Most recently, the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” she spearheaded on the history and lasting legacy of American slavery went viral, and her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity.
Mehrsa Baradaran is Professor at Law at UCI. She is the author of “How the Other Half Banks” and “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.”
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