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Nikole Hannah-Jones 1619 Project Morehouse

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones: “I want everyone to read [the 1619 Project] because it’s the American story”

The 1619 Project, published last summer in the New York Times Magazine, is a groundbreaking look at the modern legacy of slavery. Former Atlanta resident and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke at Morehouse College last week about the project and its impact.

10 questions for author Colson Whitehead

The author of The Underground Railroad discuses slavery, his writing process, and being on both Oprah and Obama's reading lists.

Tweets of the Week (Plus a Tumblr and a Meme): Emory 3/5 Edition

Wagner's piece in the Winter 2013 edition of Emory's alumni magazine used the Constitution's notorious Three-Fifths Compromise, which counts all non-free people (aka, slaves) as only three-fifths of a person, as an example of compromise at its finest.

Grounded

The south holds memories of my people. Beneath blistering suns and torrential rains, we toiled that someone else might prosper.

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