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1619 Project Community Discussion

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Program Type: Book Clubs
Age: Adult, Teen
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The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism project developed by Nikole Hannah Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine which "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative." The Fox River Valley Public Library District is hosting a three-part community discussion of the 1619 Project at the Dundee Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

The full issue of The New York Times Magazine is available online: https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf Printed copies are available upon request at the Information Desk.

This discussion will focus on pages 14 - 43 of the August 18, 2019, issue of The New York Times Magazine. These pages include the following content: “The Idea of America” by Nikole Hannah-Jones (pages 14–26), “Chained Migration” by Tiya Miles (page 22), “Capitalism” by Matthew Desmond (pages 30–40), “Mortgaging the Future” by Mehrsa Baradaran (page 32), “Good as Gold” by Mehrsa Baradaran (page 35), “Fabric of Modernity” by Mehrsa Baradaran (page 36), “Municipal Bonds” by Tiya Miles (page 40).