On Thursday June 29 Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones – named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2021 – will join us at Kantine Walhalla for a lecture and conversation on her groundbreaking 1619 Project. A project that became one of the most talked about journalistic achievements of the past years.
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Datum29 juni 2023 van 20:00 – 22:00
The 1619 Project is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that places slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of the countries’ national narrative. It offers a revealing new origin story for the United States, one that helps explain not only the persistence of anti-Black racism and inequality in American life today, but also the roots of so much of what makes the country unique.
The 1619 Project speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste that still define so much of American life today. It reveals the hidden truths around America’s founding and construction—and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life. And it provides important lessons and insights in relation to our own Dutch colonial past.
The evening is moderated by historian and journalist Marianne Klerk