The 1619 Project: A Symposium On Reframing History

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Four hundred years ago, a ship carrying between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. Though America did not even exist yet, their arrival marked its foundation, the beginning of the system of slavery on which the country was built. In August, The New York Times Magazine marked this anniversary by launching The 1619 Project, which examines the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States. Discussants include Times Magazine staff writer and originator of The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones; National Museum of African American History and Culture curator of American Slavery Mary Elliott; Times cultural critic Wesley Morris; journalist and professor Linda Villarosa; poet Rita Dove; American historian Eric Foner, Columbia University; moral philosopher Susan Neiman, director of the Einstein Forum; professor of public policy William A. Darity Jr., Duke University; and more.

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