Jen Rubin’s Green Room
The 1619 Project with Nicole Hannah-Jones
October 25, 2023
In This Episode:
Jen welcomes creator of The 1619 Project Nicole Hannah-Jones to illuminate how she has used the Black experience to revolutionize our understanding of our history across multiple mediums. While explaining her process, they discuss the power of the personal story to connect to the past, how The 1619 Project uses the collective to take back control of our past from elites and those in power. They also lay out how our country’s continuum of systemic injustice divides us, undermines our democracy, and stops us from reaching true equality. To fight back, they share the successes of the Black press, rebuke both-sidesism and the tendency to defer to power, and call for the courage to tell the truth.
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