An evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of ‘The 1619 Project’

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

6 p.m. 8 p.m. PT

Bovard Auditorium (ADM)


Join us for the inaugural event of the Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series at USC, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones. The staff writer at The New York Times Magazine is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, which illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. 

This special event will be presented in conjunction with the launch of USC Annenberg’s Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab, which saves, studies, and shares news stories and oral histories about Black social justice trailblazers on the West Coast. The conversation will be moderated by USC Annenberg professor, Bass Lab founder, and award-winning author Allissa V. Richardson, and will be introduced by USC President Carol L. Folt.

The book version of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ The 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times best-seller. It has also been expanded into a six-part limited docuseries. The 1619 Project premieres Thursday, January 26, streaming only on Hulu. Watch the trailer now.

Admission is free. RSVP beginning Wednesday, January 4, at 10 a.m.

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