WASHINGTON – On Sunday, November 20, at 4 p.m., the Howard University School of Law will host a read-along of the “1619 Project” with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Howard University Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, Nikole Hannah-Jones. Jones will be joined by Lisa Crooms-Robinson, Howard University constitutional law professor for a conversation moderated by Sydne Clark, Howard University student and spoken word artist.
The event is organized by the Howard University School of Law, the Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications, the Pulitzer Center, and Penguin Random House.
This event will focus on “Democracy,” chapter 1 of “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” as the first of six culminating events of “The 1619 Project Read Along: A Classroom Without Walls,” launched in October 2022.
The 1619 Project launched in August 2019 with an entire issue of The New York Times Magazine devoted to a series of articles by Hannah-Jones and other authors. Subsequent products included a podcast, and two books: The “1619 Project” and “Born on the Water,” a children’s book. The Pulitzer Center is the education partner of “The 1619 Project,” with the development of an educators’ network and related curriculum, including modules for law schools developed in conjunction with Howard University and University of Miami. Penguin Random House is publisher of the related “1619 Project” books.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu