Whoa, this is fantastic!
Finally, people who did not learn about this history, in school/at home or do not understand the lasting impacts of slavery, can learn it now. ~ V
The series is the first screen project based on materials from The New York Times Magazine and Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning piece that examines the impact of slavery on American history.
Hulu has landed the rights to the docuseries The 1619 Project, based on materials from Nikole Hannah-Jones’ acclaimed special issue of The New York Times Magazine that examines the impact of slavery on American history.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated, God Loves Uganda) is set to produce and oversee the series as well direct the first episode, with Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning journalist Shoshana Guy (America Divided) serving as showrunner.
Launched in August 2019, on the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Virginia, the Times‘ 1619 Project issue connected the legacy of slavery in America with accounts of systemic and brutal racism that endures in American life today, whether in law, education or the arts.
The special issue also stirred historical debate as it argued for the consequences of slavery dating back to 1619 and the contributions of Black Americans over four centuries to be put at the center of American history.