The 1619 Project: Pulitzer Center Education Programming

The New York Times launched The 1619 Project in August 2019—400 years after the first enslaved Africans were brought to North American shores.

The paper describes the project as an opportunity “to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” The 1619 Project partnered with The Pulitzer Center to provide educators with a rich set of resources to explore the complex and hard-to-swallow racial history of the United States with young people.

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