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The 1619 Project : a new origin story  Cover Image Book Book

The 1619 Project : a new origin story / edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein.

Hannah-Jones, Nikole, (creator,, editor.). Roper, Caitlin, (editor.). Silverman, Ilena (Editor), (editor.). Silverstein, Jake, (editor.). New York Times Company. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780593230572
  • ISBN: 0593230574
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 590 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, & The New York Times magazine"--Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-550) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Origins/Nikole Hannah-Jones -- The white lion/Claudia Rankine -- 1. Democracy/Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Daughters of azimuth/Nikky Finney -- Loving me/ Vievee Francis -- 2. Race/Dorothy Roberts -- Conjured/Honoree Fanonne Jeffers -- A ghazalled sentence after "my people...hold on" -- by Eddie Kendricks and the negro act of 1740/Terrance Hayes -- 3. Sugar/Khailil Gibran Muhammad -- First to rise/Yusef Komunyakaa -- Proof[dear Phillis]/Eve L. Ewing -- 4. Fear/Lelie Alexander and Michelle Alexander -- Freedom is not for myself alone/Robert Jones, Jr. -- Other persons/Reginald Dwayne Betts -- 5. Dispossession/Tiya Miles -- Trouble the water/Barry Jenkins -- Sold south/Jesmyn Ward -- 6. Capitalism/Matthew Desmond -- Fort Mose/Tyehimda Jess -- Before his execution/Tim Seibles -- 7. Politics/Jamelle Bouie -- We as people/Cornelius Eady -- A letter to Harriet Hayden/Lynn Nottage -- 8. Citizenship/Martha S. Jones -- The camp/ Darryl Pinckney -- An absolute massacre/Zz packer -- 9. Self-defense/Carol Anderson -- Like to the rushing of a mighty wind/Tracky K. Smith -- No car for colored [+] ladies (or, miss wells goes off {on} the rail) -- 10. Punishment/Bryan Stevenson -- Race riot/Forrest Hamer -- Greenwood/Jasmine mans -- 11. Inheritance/Trymaine Lee -- The new negro/Van Jordan -- Bad blood/Yaa Gyasi -- 12. Medicine/Linda Villarosa -- 1955/Danez Smith -- From behind the counter/Terry Mcmillian -- 13. Church/Anthea Butler -- Youth Sunday/Rita Dove -- On "brevity"/Comille T. Dungy -- 14. Music/Wesley Morris -- Quotidian/Natasha Trethewey -- The panther is a virtual animal/Jashua Bennett -- 15. Healthcare/Jeneen Interlandi -- Unbought, unbossed, unbothered/Nafissa Thompson-Spires -- Crazy when you smile/Patricia Smith -- 16. Traffic/Kevin M. Kruse -- Rainbows aren't real, are they?/Kiese Laymon -- A surname to honor their mother/Gregory Pardlo -- 17. Progress/Ibram X. Kendi -- At the superdome after the storm has passed/Clint Smith -- Mother and son/Jason Reynolds -- 18. Justice/Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Progress report/Sonia Sanchez.
Summary, etc.:
"The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country's very origin. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur "genius" and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture--including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson. Together, their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culture, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. Interstitial works of flash fiction and poetry bring the history to life through the imaginative interpretations of some of our greatest writers. The 1619 Project ultimately sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to understand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Slavery > Political aspects > United States > History.
African Americans > History.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Civilization.
1619 Project.
HISTORY / United States / General.
HISTORY / African American & Black.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies.

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