The right-wing moral panic over “critical race theory” has trained its sights on The 1619 Project, a compilation edited by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. It contains essays by more than a dozen historians, tracing ways that the legacy of slavery still affects Black people's lives - and all Americans' lives - over 150 years after its official end. The chapters alternate with poems and short fiction connected with historical events: Gabriel’s Rebellion in Virginia, the destruction of Black Wall Street in Oklahoma, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. It all weaves together.
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