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Nikole Hannah-Jones on "1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation"
As the lead writer for New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” a major viral multimedia initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones explores the lasting legacy of Black enslavement on the nation—specifically, how Black Americans pushed for the democracy we have today.

Hannah-Jones will speak about "The 1619 Project" and participate in a panel discussion with UO faculty and students about journalists' responsibility and role in democracy, as well as the need to remain vigilant in the fight against racial inequality at a time when the United States is deeply divided. The event will include an audience Q&A.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Division of Equity and Inclusion, the UO Common Reading, the UO Student Services and Enrollment Management and the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center. The annual UO School of Journalism and Communication Ruhl Lecture brings the most influential voices in mass communication to campus.

Please note that this event will not be recorded or available for on-demand viewing. Thank you for your understanding.

Feb 19, 2021 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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