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In August 2019, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of 20 enslaved Africans to the shores of Virginia, The New York Times published a special issue of the Times Magazine titled “The 1619 Project,” as an invitation to reframe how the United States discusses the role and history of black Americans.
Join UVA President James Ryan and the Democracy Initiative at UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Times Magazine writer and creator of “The 1619 Project,” as we explore the history of slavery and how it has touched nearly every aspect of contemporary life. This will be an opportunity to continue to acknowledge and understand slavery’s origin and legacy, and to take part in an honest dialogue in our community.