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Ideas Exchange / Book Club Event with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kevin Merida

The Montalbán 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

Ideas Exchange in partnership with LA Times Book Club presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones and Executive Editor Kevin MeridaPulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will discuss her new book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” with Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida on Nov. 30.In August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the system of American slavery that would last for the next 250 years. "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" expands on Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine project that reframed American history to place slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. “The 1619 Project” will be published on Nov. 16 and includes expanded versions of the series’ original essays as well as new fiction, poetry and photography that explores the legacy of slavery in present-day America. Contributors include Michelle Alexander, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jamelle Bouie, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Yaa Gyasi, Terrance Hayes, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Robert Jones, Jr., Ibram X. Kendi, Kiese Laymon, Darryl Pinckney, Claudia Rankine, Jason Reynolds, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Bryan Stevenson and Jesmyn Ward.Hannah-Jones also Read More ...

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