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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:05 AM

Nikole Hannah- Jones On 'The 1619 Project': Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy On Trial



- In- depth report & interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of 'The 1619 Project,' Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial. Nov. 23, 2019. Democracy Now!

Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched in 2019, and has been expanded into an anthology of 18 essays along with poems & short stories, even as several states have attempted to ban it from school curriculums.

- “We should all as Americans be deeply, deeply concerned about these anti-history laws because what they’re really trying to do is control our memory & to control our understanding of our country,” says Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones’s new book that she co-edited is out this month, titled “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” along with an adaptation of the 1619 Project for children, “Born On The Water.” Hannah-Jones describes the role of her own teachers in opening her eyes beyond the usual curriculum that excluded the history she has now uplifted.

She also discusses the trial of the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery, & how she felt when she won the Pulitzer Prize on the same day as one of her heroines, the formerly enslaved pioneering anti-lynching journalist, Ida B. Wells.
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- Ida B Wells: the unsung heroine of the civil rights movement, The Guardian, April 27, 2018. The pioneering African American reporter counted, investigated and reported lynchings in America as no one had done before. ‘Lynching is color-line murder’: Ida B Wells-Barnett’s blistering 1909 speech... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/27/ida-b-wells-civil-rights-movement-reporter

- Ida B. Wells. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an American investigative journalist, educator, & early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Over the course of a lifetime dedicated to combating prejudice & violence, & the fight for African-American equality, especially that of women, Wells arguably became the most famous Black woman in America... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:44 AM

1. the trump RW

will destroy this democracy if we are weak and ineffectual in fighting their virulent and toxic hate. The current administration cannot try to remain civil in this attack on decent and willing to fight liberal, progressives and allied independents. At least my old a** is ready to fight.

This current state of affairs WILL define the strength of our democracy for the rest of our presence on this earth. Internal enemies are the worst. We have to fight a hateful racist fellow American tooth and nail. Remember Gettysburg, Antietam, Chickamauga, Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Shiloh...I lived close to one of these charnel grounds of wasted human lifeblood...the death, the wounded...sad. All over the right to keep a fellow human being chained like an animal. Seems some whites and their allies want that again.

Not saying it will reach this point. Maybe we are smarter than this. Yet white racist hate has reached a point that is worth keeping in mind. 1/6/21 WAS NOT an aberration. These were trump's soldiers ready to kill for him and his lies.

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Response to llashram (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:34 PM

2. I wouldn't have believed the state of the US

20 plus years ago. We've entered very dark waters (again). People have to really fight to counter the power, aggression, racism and division on the current road to authoritarianism. Preserving democracy is as critical as ever now..

Antietam, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, the struggle and suffering of the Civil War was massive in the fight for freeedom and justice. I pray we don't have to go through another one.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:39 PM

3. Superb interview

Thank you

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:51 PM

4. Yes, Hannah -Jones is excellent, I learned much.

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:05 PM

5. Agreed. I still wasn't sure exactly what this meant - now I do.

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