Nikole Hannah-Jones is closing out the Black Wall Street Legacy Fest on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 7 pm CT at the historic Booker T. Washington High School.
Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and is the creator of the landmark 1619 Project.
"I see my work as forcing us to confront our hypocrisy, forcing us to confront the truth that we would rather ignore," Nikole Hannah-Jones said.
By examining slavery's modern legacy and redefining how we think about this history and the contributions of black Americans to the country, the 1619 Project by the New York Times marks the 400th anniversary of slavery in what would become the United States.
Nikole received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for her essay "Our Democracy's founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true."
In addition to writing extensively about resegregation in schools, she also chronicled how the federal government failed to enforce a landmark 1968 Fair-Housing Act law.
Per her website, Nikole Hannah-Jones founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting in 2016, a training and mentorship organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color.
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