The 1619 Project of the New York Times Magazine, an in-depth study led by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the over 400-year legacy of American slavery, was awarded the 2020 International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Online Platform and New Media.
In conjunction with the award announcement, a video by MediaStorm featuring an interview with Hannah-Jones details the development of the project and its use by educators across the country. The Pulitzer Center, The 1619 Project’s education partner, has published a reading guide, a historical terms and events index, and lesson plans to bring The 1619 Project into classrooms.
In the film, Hannah-Jones explains, “The way that educators have embraced the project has been really, truly shocking, and really the most fulfilling thing to me.”
The Pulitzer Center congratulates Hannah-Jones and the entire team at the New York Times Magazine on this recognition, and encourages continued engagement with this critical work.
The Pulitzer Center's education resources for The 1619 Project are available here.