The 1619 Project

2019 project by the New York Times on the history of slavery

The 1619 Project is a controversial project in the United States created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine. It is meant to change the country's history by talking about the effects of slavery. The project said that the United States was actually founded in 1619 when the first slaves arrived to the country.[1]

The project was first published in August 2019 for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the Virginia colony.[2]

The project was very controversial and had negative comments from many historians.[3]

References change

  1. Project, The 1619 (2019-08-14). "The 1619 Project". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-09-07.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. Silverstein, Jake (December 20, 2019). "Why We Published The 1619 Project". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  3. Kaufman, Elliot (16 December 2019). "The '1619 Project' Gets Schooled - WSJ". Wall Street Journal.