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When Nikole Hannah-Jones published 1619 Project, her award-winning multimedia series for The New York Times Magazine, she reframed the public’s understanding of the legacy of slavery in American life—and incurred the wrath of Donald Trump and other leading politicians opposed to social change.

Undeterred, Hannah-Jones has continued to promote a more honest reckoning with American history—a mission that culminates in her new book version of the project, A New Origin Story, a compendium of essays, poems and fiction that contextualize the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. Featuring contributions from the likes of Ibram X. Kendi, Barry Jenkins, and Wesley Morris, this is an absorbing, consistently thought-provoking book that speaks urgently to our current moment—and to the essential work of Hannah-Jones herself, recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people.

In conversation with Media Girlfriends co-founder and journalist, Garvia Bailey.

Event presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada and Indigo.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story is available to purchase online nationwide through our partners at Indigo Books.

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