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SJU Reads

engaging incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and transfer students in a common reading experience with the theme of the Ignatian value of social justice

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.


The 1619 Project, continued