She will discuss the legacy of slavery in America in a fireside chat with Christina Greer.

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On Monday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m., the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University and the Office of NYU President Andrew D. Hamilton are hosting a fireside chat with Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of the 1619 Project.

Hannah-Jones and political scientist Christina Greer will discuss the ground-breaking, interactive 1619 Project, which commemorates the 400th year of slavery in what would become the United States by examining slavery's modern legacy and reframing the way we understand this history and the contributions of black Americans to the nation. Their discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and a reception.

The event will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center, the Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award. She is a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and was a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.

Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University and she was the 2018 Fellow-in-Residence for the NYU McSilver Institute. Her book, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, was the recipient of the 2014 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award. She is a political commentator on MSNBC and NY1, co-host of the New York-centered podcast FAQ NYC, and is producer and host of The Aftermath and The Counter on 

Community co-sponsors for the event include the Africana Studies at NYU Arts and Science; Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; New York State Conference of the NAACP; New-York Historical Society; Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at NYU School of Law; and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture—New York Library.


About the McSilver Institute:

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices. Each year it holds the McSilver Awards, recognizing five extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle structural poverty and oppression. Learn more at and sign up for updates.

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