The 1619 Project
- 1619 project : New York Times magazine [special issue], August 18, 2019The goal of The 1619 Project is to reframe American history by making explicit how slavery is the foundation on which the United States of America is built, and by considering what it would mean to regard 1619 as the nation's birth year.
- Why we published The 1619 ProjectIncludes a table of contents for The 1619 Project. An introduction by the editor of The New York Times Magazine, Jake Silverstein.
- The 1619 Project byA dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present, reframing the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative.
- The 1619 Project BroadsideA companion piece to The 1619 Project, featuring objects from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The 1619 Project: Index of Literary Works
Page 28 ....... Clint Smith on the Middle Passage
Page 29 ....... Yusef Komunyakaa on Crispus Attucks
Page 42 ....... Eve L. Ewing on Phillis Wheatley
Page 43 ....... Reginald Dwayne Betts on the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
Page 46 ....... Barry Jenkins on Gabriel's Rebellion
Page 47 ....... Jesmyn Ward on the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Page 58 ....... Tyehimba Jess on Black Seminoles
Page 59 ....... Darryl Pinckney on the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863
Page 59 ....... ZZ Packer on the New Orleans massacre of 1866
Page 68 ....... Yaa Gyasi on the Tuskegee syphilis experiment
Page 69 ....... Jacqueline Woodson on Sgt. Isaac Woodard
Page 78 ....... Rita Dove and Camille T. Dungy on the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Page 79 ....... Joshua Bennett on the Black Panther Party
Page 84 ....... Lynn Nottage on the birth of hip-hop
Page 84 ....... Kiese Laymon on the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s “rainbow coalition” speech
Page 85 ....... Clint Smith on the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina
Curriculum, Reading Support and Discussion Prompts
- Reading guide for the 1619 Project essaysIncludes previews, main topic lists, and discussion questions for each of the 18 essays included in the 1619 Project.
- Reading guide for The 1619 Project creative worksLists discussion or response questions that can be used with the reading of the 17 creative texts (poems and fiction pieces) that explore major events in U.S. history and are included in The 1619 Project.
- The 1619 Project CurriculumIncludes lesson plans, reading guides, and other materials for teaching The 1619 Project. Materials range from K-12 education and beyond, and can be adapted for classroom use.
Podcasts and Streaming Media
- 1619 is a five-episode series produced by the New York Times marking the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to Virginia. Through interviews, archival audio, and writings, the five episodes examine the legacy of slavery in the United States. Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, the series examines the long shadow of American slavery.
- The 1619 Project Podcast Listening GuideA guide to each episode of the podcast, including questions and discussion prompts.
Doing Your Own Research on The 1619 Project and Related Subjects
- The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
- Contains over 500 hours of seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. Black Studies in Video features the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of over fifty hours of formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs that took place at the 50th anniversary conference and reunion commemorating the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
- A collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders — teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures — covering 250 years of history. Contains previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.
- African American Newspapers 1827-1998 provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers published by or for African Americans, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles.
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