1619 Project: Muhammad

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/sugar-slave-trade-slavery.html Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s essay is titled “The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.” As always, my goal is to highlight these articles rather than summarize, assuming that you will read the original works. This line in particular stood out for me: In Europe … Continue reading 1619 Project: Muhammad

1619 Project: Kruse

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/traffic-atlanta-segregation.html I continue to read, reflect, and shine a spotlight on the essays in the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. Princeton University professor Kevin Kruse, who I know as That-History-Guy-on-Twitter, wrote an essay titled: “What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot” A quote that resonated for … Continue reading 1619 Project: Kruse

1619 Project: Morris

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/music-black-culture-appropriation.html I am the type to read the book before I see the movie, and I tried to do something similar with the podcasts for the 1619 series, which both encompass and differ from the essays they address. But I accidentally hit play on the third podcast on “The Birth of American Music” before reading … Continue reading 1619 Project: Morris

1619 Project: Bouie

I continue to read, reflect, and shine a spotlight on the work of the 1619 Project. Today I read the work by Jamelle Bouie, titled “America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.” You can read it in full at this link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/republicans-racism-african-americans.html Again, I hope … Continue reading 1619 Project: Bouie

The 1619 Project in the New York Times Magazine

One of my goals has been to return to a special series in the New York Times Magazine called the 1619 Project published in August 2019 and use my blog as a place to reflect more on each piece. Here is the link to this series: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html  I hope you will consider reading it, too. … Continue reading The 1619 Project in the New York Times Magazine