The 1619 Project docuseries is a Hulu documentary series expanding on  The 1619 Project initiative created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones for The New York Times Magazine. The six-part 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. You can view the documentary series at


Each episode of the series calls on historians, journalists, and community leaders to share their insight and expertise on the enduring legacy of slavery and its impact on our current society. Each episode contains information that could be useful for a variety of classroom contexts and weaves together multiple related themes and plotlines. It is possible for students to engage with these key themes without viewing the hour-length episodes in full, particularly if they are utilizing other 1619 Project materials as supplemental texts. 

As such, we’ve created guides that allows for both thematic and linear viewing of each episode:

  • In the About the Episode section of each guide, you will find a summary of the key themes, the relevant time stamps for those themes, and some supplemental texts from The 1619 Project to help deepen student understanding. 
  • In the following Linear Viewing Guide section, you will find a table that splits the episode into sections from start to finish with time stamps and discussion questions. 
  • At the end of each guide, you will find a Topic Index for the episode listing the key people, events, concepts, terms, and more to assist with lesson planning and standard alignment. 

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