How the 1619 Project took over 2020 | Curio

How the 1619 Project took over 2020

25 mins | Oct 25, 2020

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.

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From The Washington Post