The 1619 Project

The greatest story never told
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Hulu’s The 1619 Project is a six-part docu-series that expands upon The 1619 Project created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.

The series seeks 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 episodes—Democracy, Race, Music, Capitalism, Fear and Justice—are adapted from essays from the recently published book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.

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Black people have dreamed of freedom, even as they lived without it. And they fought for freedom for centuries, all the way back to before our country’s founding. It is black people who have been the perfecters of our democracy.
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and host 
of The 1619 Project

About Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and The National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and The Newswomen’s Club of New York. In 2020, she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and, in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame. Hannah-Jones was named one of the Most Influential People in 2021 by Time Magazine. In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in mass communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts in history and African American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Hannah-Jones is the knight chair in race and journalism at Howard University, where she founded the Center for Journalism & Democracy.

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To broadly support digital inclusion, Microsoft is empowering nonprofits that serve Black and African-American communities in the US with the technology to further their mission. The Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) program has provided licenses of Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Dynamics 365, Power Apps, and Azure to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations nationwide, giving them the technology they need to prosper. Microsoft ensures their staff members receive genuine support and training as they grow.

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Microsoft is deepening our commitment to addressing racial injustice and inequity experienced by Black and African Americans in the US. Through the Racial Equity Initiative, we’re making progress toward meaningful and sustainable transformations that affect individual, culture and systemic change in and outside of the company.

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