How the 1619 Project took over 2020 | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

The Washington Post logo

How the 1619 Project took over 2020

25 mins | Oct 25, 2020
story image
Its core aim? To understand the way in which slavery shaped America. 1619 — a special edition of the New York Times magazine — became a hashtag, a talking point, a journalism case study, a scholarly mission and the subject of Trump rally riffs. Sarah Ellison, from The Washington Post, explores why this initiative gained so much traction in a year marked by high social unrest in the US and the coronavirus pandemic.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started