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Trinity Reads: The 1619 Project: Welcome!

Trinity Reads: The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of 'The 1619 Project,' on 'bringing history  out of the shadows' - The San Diego Union-Tribune


Trinity Reads builds community, enriches curriculum, and engages research through the shared reading of an important book. It provides a collective experience of reading, thinking about, and discussing challenging ideas and themes that raise important issues such as those surrounding social justice. This year the Trinity Reads committee has selected Nikole Hannah-Jones's The 1619 Project. 

Students are urged to read the book and faculty members are encouraged to include it in their courses. A series of cultural and academic activities—film screenings, writing workshops, art workshops, debates, panel discussions, book discussions and lectures—are organized to support the project. Follow this LibGuide for information about upcoming events.

*Photo by Robert Bumstead/Associates Press*

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is an award-winning reframing of American history that places slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. The project offers a revealing origin story for the United States that helps explain the persistence of anti-Black racism and inequality in American life today, also the roots of so much of what makes the country unique,” (The 1619 Project, 2023). The book is an expansion of the New York Times Magazine’s work.

In 2020, Author Nikole Hannah-Jones won of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her original 1619 Project essay in the New York Times. The essay has expanded to two books, a podcast, and a docuseries that discusses the history of slavery in the United States of America