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Join Rick McCray, History Scholar and Avid LearnerThe 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. The 1619 Project is an ambitious collection of journalism and historical inquiry that examines the many aspects of contemporary American life that can be traced back to slavery.In addition, the 96-page issue “contains more than 80 pages of historical essays. It also includes 17 original literary works by contemporary black writers that bring to life key moments in African-American history and original artwork by leading black artists.”Click here to read a little bit more about The 1619 Project in The New York Times Magazine. This group will meet bi-weekly starting 9/17 (7-8pm) for six sessions. Note: no class on 11/26 for Thanksgiving. 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/10Click here for 1619 Project Video Introduction.Click here for full article of “The Idea of America” or click here for excerpt from the piece.You can listen to the 1619 Podcast here. Did you missed the talk session? You may view the recording. Visit our website OMO for other workshops we offer!Check us on facebook!

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