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The 1619 Project
The 2020 SJU Reads reading selection is The 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that "aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative."
You may access The 1619 Project via the Pulitzer Center (unlimited access).
A 5-episode audio series is available on the New York Times website, as well as Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
1619 Project Study Guides
The 1619 Project, continued
What is Owed
June 30, 2020 piece by Nikole Hannah-Jones in New York Times Magazine traces the wealth gap back to slavery and calls for a national conversation about reparations.
Saving American History Act
A BILL proposed July 23, 2020 to prohibit Federal funds from being made available to teach the 1619 Project curriculum in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes.
Video clip of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking about the 1619 Project
Excerpt of a speech given by Pompeo and tweeted from his account as he unveiled the first report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights in a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia July 16, 2020.