Edith G. Arrington '95
Community Conversation: The 1619 Project
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm EST
Catalyst Suite Central Room
3440 Market Street Suite 500
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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The 1619 Project was launched by The New York Times Magazine in August of this year. It examines the legacy of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America 400 years ago. In its pages, The 1619 Project presents essays and literary works that explore how slavery shaped the founding of our nation as well as its contemporary impact on our society. Since its launch, The 1619 Project has been met with great success and interest. Print copies of The 1619 Project issue have sold out with many discussions on the essays and contributions to the issue happening on-line and in-person in communities across the country.
Duke Black Alumni Philadelphia wants to contribute to the conversation by hosting "Community Conversation: The 1619 Project" for Duke alumni, friends and family in the Philadelphia area. The Community Conversation will focus on the lead essay from The 1619 Project: "The Idea of America," written by Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times Magazine writer and MacArthur award winner who conceived of The 1619 Project. Time permitting, the conversation will also address some of the contributions from the section "A New Literary Timeline of African-American History."
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