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Nikole Hannah-Jones on Bringing ‘The 1619 Project’ to the Screen to “Be Honest About What This Country Was Built Upon”

Four years ago this month, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist behind The 1619 Project, first pitched the idea for the long-form journalism initiative to her editor at The New York Times Magazine. Since then, the original essay project has been adapted into a podcast, a book and now a six-part docuseries on Hulu in […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Condemns States Whitewashing History at NAACP Image Awards

At Saturday’s 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times journalist and creator of The 1619 Project, was honored with the Social Justice Impact Award, presented to her by actress Kerry Washington. “Those who are in the vanguard of progress need a passion for the truth,” said Washington, introducing the Pulitzer Prize winner. […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Call to “Imagine a Different World”: Women in Entertainment

Nikole Hannah-Jones acknowledged that her message at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment event might not be as optimistic as those of the other speakers. “I imagine people come to events like these and they hope or expect to hear an inspirational speech, and I wish I had one to offer you,” said Hannah-Jones, who […]

THR Talks: Barry Jenkins and Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Nuances of Storytelling and Trauma

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The 1619 Project's creator navigate nuance in storytelling around trauma and the American slavery narrative