The Wright Museum

The New York Times Magazine Presents The 1619 Project 

September 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM



On August 20, 1619, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived at a port in the British colony of Virginia. It marked the start of the system of slavery on which America would be built. As part of The Times’s 1619 Project, the August 18 issue of The New York Times Magazine examined the story of slavery and the many ways its legacy continues to define our nation.

Held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, this event features Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Times correspondent who sparked the idea for this issue. She’ll be joined by Wesley Morris, Times critic at large and “Still Processing” podcast co-host; genealogist and 1619 Project contributor, Kenyatta D. Berry, who is a native of Detroit; and Rochelle Riley, author of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery”, with thanks to Wilson Chandler for making this event possible.

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