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‘1619 Project’ Creator Nikole Hannah Jones To Speak At Penn State October 5

Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, will speak at Penn State on Tuesday, October 5. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers racial injustice for the New York Times. She created The 1619 Project, which focuses on reframing how we understand history, particularly that of Black Americans.

On top of that, Jones has researched the resegregation of schools and how the federal government has failed to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act. She co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship program dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color.

Jones came into the public eye over the summer when the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offered her a five-year contract for a position as Knight Chair in the school’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The university’s Board of Trustees didn’t grant her tenure, which caused an uproar among faculty and online.

Jones left UNC and now serves in a near-identical role at Howard University.

You can register for tickets to Jones’ Zoom lecture through this form.

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Owen Abbey

Owen Abbey is a junior from Annapolis, Maryland, majoring in secondary education and minoring in social justice in education. When he is not writing for the blog, he enjoys rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, supporting Penn State basketball and softball, dreaming of all of the ways he would win the TV show "Survivor", and yes mom, actually doing school work. If you would like to talk about sports or "Survivor", the best way to reach out is on Twitter @theowenabbey. All other compliments may be sent to [email protected]

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