How the 1619 Project took over 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.
From The Washington Post