Congrats to Lavin exclusive speaker NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, whose highly anticipated 1619 Project Hulu docuseries is out today! Based on Nikole’s #1 New York Times bestselling book—which includes her Pulitzer Prize-winning essay—The 1619 Project docuseries gives us a fuller understanding of our country’s past and present, and inspires us to join the fight for racial justice and a better future.
“The release of Hulu’s The 1619 Project to highlight the landmark work of Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times could not have come at a better time.”
“Black Americans have always been foundational to the idea of American freedom,” says Nikole Hannah-Jones. A Pulitzer Prize-winner and one of TIME‘s most influential people in the world, Nikole has spent her career proving that when we understand the history of Black America, we understand the history and the future of all America—which makes us better equipped to fight for racial justice today.
Nikole is the creator of The 1619 Project, the hit anthology which garnered international recognition and acclaim. She turned the anthology into a #1 New York Times bestselling book, and now she’s hosting and executive producing the 1619 Project docuseries—which debuts today!
The docuseries weaves Nikole’s own story with the story of our country. Each episode is based on an essay from the original anthology, exploring concepts like democracy and music. Nikole talks to real people—from workers to musicians to mothers—whose compelling stories give us a larger picture of Black America and America as a whole. She offers us the chance to gain not only a better understanding of our past, but also the tools to make real change in the present. “The 1619 Project is not a history,” Nikole says. “It really is talking about America today.”
Watch the trailer for the 1619 Project series below: