The 1619 Project launched in August 2019 with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, including essays and creative works by journalists, historians, and artists. The project illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. In the years since its launch, The 1619 Project and the conversations it has sparked have expanded through new resources, including a podcast, a book-length anthology, and a children's book.
As the official education partner for The 1619 Project, the Pulitzer Center has provided free curricular materials, hosted open-access events, and engaged with educators across the country who are eager to share its perspectives with their students. These partnerships continue to expand and deepen as we support the creation and use of new materials by a growing educator community.
For more information, visit The New York Times Magazine's statement on The 1619 Project, or download the full special issue of the magazine as a PDF here.
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 1619 PROJECT
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, Jake Silverstein
BORN ON THE WATER CONTRIBUTORS
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Nikkolas Smith, Renée Watson
PRINT BROADSHEET CONTRIBUTORS
Erica Deeman, Mary Elliott, Jazmine Hughes, Nikita Stewart
Leslie Alexander, Michelle Alexander, Carol Anderson, Anne C. Bailey, Mehrsa Baradaran, Jamelle Bouie, Anthea Butler, Matthew Desmond, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jeneen Interlandi, Martha S. Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, Kevin M. Kruse, Trymaine Lee, Wadzanai Mhute, Tiya Miles, Wesley Morris, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Dorothy Roberts, Bryan Stevenson, Linda Villarosa
PHOTOGRAPHERS & ILLUSTRATORS
Djeneba Aduayom, Dannielle Bowman, Humza Deas, Diana Ejaita, Lyle Ashton Harris, Kimberly Annece Henderson, Jon Key, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Spencer Lowell, Zora F Murff, Michael Paul Britto, Adam Pendelton, Brian Ulrich
LITERARY TIMELINE CONTRIBUTORS
Joshua Bennett, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Rita Dove, Camille T. Dungy, Cornelius Eady, Eve L. Ewing, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Yaa Gyasi, Forrest Hamer, Terrance Hayes, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Barry Jenkins, Tyehimba Jess, Robert Jones, Jr., A. Van Jordan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kiese Laymon, Jasmine Mans, Terry McMillan, Lynn Nottage, ZZ Packer, Gregory Pardlo, Darryl Pinckney, Claudia Rankine, Jason Reynolds, Sonia Sanchez, Tim Seibles, Evie Shockley, Clint Smith, Danez Smith, Patricia Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Natasha Trethewey, Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson
Jazmin Aguilera, Larissa Anderson, Annie Brown, Lisa Chow, Matthew Desmond, Wendy Dorr, Adizah Eghan, Yaa Gyasi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jeneen Interlandi, Austin Mitchell, Andy Mills, Wesley Morris, Kelly Prime, June & August Provost, Lisa Tobin, Clare Toeniskoetter, Jesmyn Ward
KIDS' SECTION CONTRIBUTORS
Annette Gordon-Reed, Erica L. Green, Lovia Gyarkye