Video by Daniel Vasta. 2024.

The Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Project Education Conference is a celebration of the learning models created by our network of educators to share 1619 and its rich resources with students. Join us to learn about the impact these educators are having in their classrooms and communities, and you will walk away with new resources, teaching strategies, and inspiration to buoy you on your racial justice education journey.

Taking place February 17 and 18, The 1619 Project Education Conference will offer participants the opportunity to learn from educators working in diverse contexts across the country, from kindergarten classrooms to teacher training programs and from public schools to historic sites and community organizations.

They will share their students’ responses to 1619, the impact of their learning on their school and wider communities, and lessons learned from their experiences engaging with the 1619 Network community. Attendees will also hear from historians, artists, and other contributors about their work and reflections on the impact of 1619 as the project’s fifth anniversary approaches.

Essential questions include:

  • How are educators working to make meaning of The 1619 Project’s content and themes in the context of their local communities?
  • How can we uncover, interrogate, and redefine community histories in affirming and unifying ways?
  • What do culturally and historically responsive approaches to this work look like in a diversity of settings?
  • How do you build empathy and community through engagement with hard histories?
  • How do history and journalism intersect with other fields and disciplines?
  • How do you find allies and develop true communities of practice?

The conference is free to attend and open to all. We hope to see you there for a weekend of learning and community.


Video by Daniel Vasta. 2023.

On February 18-19, 2023, over 700 educators joined Pulitzer Center staff, The 1619 Project contributors, and members of The 1619 Project Education Network to explore teaching the history of enslavement and fight for racial justice, the relationship between history and journalism, and how educators and the public can respond to attacks on African American history and its place in schools.



The 1619 Project: Resource Guide Collection

Here you will find resource guides for each element of The 1619 Project: the original New York Times Magazine publication, the 1619 Podcast, A New Origin Story, and Born on the Water.


The 1619 Project Resources for Afterschool Education

These activities for afterschool educators give various entry points into exploring multimedia components and text excerpts from The 1619 Project in order to spark students' creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, and media literacy skills.


Activities for Using The 1619 Project Books in Schools of Education

Professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share activities utilized in school of education courses to engage students with The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and The 1619 Project: Born on the Water.