Video by Daniel Vasta. 2022.

The Pulitzer Center was pleased to host the inaugural 1619 Education Conference on February 19 and 20, 2022. This virtual event, free and open to the public, celebrated the accomplishments and explored the challenges of our first 1619 Project Education Network cohort, provided opportunities to learn about the resources they have created on our website, and served as an invitation for interested educators to apply to join the second cohort.

The 2022 conference ultimately featured three keynote presenters, seven panels with 24 educators from The 1619 Project Education Network and Pulitzer Center/Penguin Random House 1619 Pilot Program, hundreds of attendees from all over the world, and hours of indescribably rich conversation and resource-sharing. We cannot wait to continue building on this amazing experience!

Conference keynotes included Martha S. Jones, history professor at Johns Hopkins University and author of the essay on "Citizenship" from The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, and Renée Watson and Nikkolas Smith, co-writer and illustrator of Born on the Water, a book for children adapted from the project.

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The 1619 Project: Pulitzer Center-created Resources

Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources created by the Pulitzer Center education team to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.


The 1619 Project Books: Resource Guides from Penguin Random House

This resource includes three educator guides for implementing The 1619 Project books, A New Origin Story, and Born on the Water, into classrooms.


The 1619 Project Law School Initiative

This initiative focuses on curricular resources crafted by law school students and their professors to introduce The 1619 Project and spark frank conversations about the legacy of slavery in legal education.