Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones is the creator of The New York Times’ major multimedia initiative, The 1619 Project, named for the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in America, featuring essays and art by Black American authors, activists, journalists and more. The book version of The 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Named a MacArthur Genius, Professor Hannah–Jones has received the National Magazine Award three times, a Peabody, and two George Polk Awards. She also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she is founding the Center for Journalism & Democracy.
Supported by Ann Neitzel Endowment Fund for Poetry and Creative Writing
NOTE: This event was rescheduled from February 2022.
Presented by Lehigh University Creative Writing Program, Zoellner Arts Center and with support from an Anonymous Donor.
Join Us for a Post-Lecture Discussion
Immediately following the lecture, stay for a discussion moderated by:
LaToya Council, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies
Monica Najar, Professor of History
John Vilanova, Professor of Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies
Zoellner Arts Center Room 143
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