Nikole Hannah Jones is the creator of the amazing 1619 project for The NY Times which has made people smarter, made people cry and made some conservatives lose their minds. It seeks to explain how America is still impacted by the legacy of slavery. It is not past, we are, today, in a slaveocracy. The 1619 project is a podcast, an ongoing series of articles and essays that are being taught in schools, and will soon be a series of books. This builds on Nikole’s extraordinary work for the Times and her amazing pieces on school segregation for This American Life called The Problem We All Live With. She is a verified genius, the recipient of a MacArthur grant, and I could feel her genius as I spoke to her. She is a person who is toweringly influential in that her ideas have changed my thinking on many issues and, with the 1619 project, aims to shape the way many people see the relationship between America and slavery. It was an honor to have Nikole Hannah Jones @nhannahjones come to the studio and talk about her ideas and her work. I hope you get a lot out of this. If you do please let me know on Twitter @toure or on Instagram @toureshow.
Toure Show Ep 107
Host and Writer: Toure
Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano
Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
Editor: Ryan Woodhall
Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Convington
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