Nikole Hannah-Jones reflects on her humble roots, growing up in Waterloo and receiving the 2021 Iowa Author Award
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project, will give the 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State next week.
When journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones launched "The 1619 Project" her goal was to tell a more complete story of American history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the narrative.
"The history we’ve been taught doesn’t explain the country that we live in and I’m trying to counter that and people have embraced that," said Hannah-Jones.
In this archived interview, Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks to Hannah-Jones about her powerful work, her new book "The 1619 Project" and how the seeds of it were sewn during her childhood in Waterloo, Iowa. Hannah-Jones can be seen at the upcoming Iowa State 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science Nov. 2 at Stephen's Auditorium.
This episode was originally produced Nov. 22, 2021.
- Nikole Hannah-Jones, author, "The 1619 Project"