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  • Writer's pictureLinda Villarosa

1619 Events

On August 13, 2019, the New York Times Magazine announced the launch of the 1619 Project with an evening of conversation at The Times Center in New York City. The Project, which originated in the mind of Nikole Hannah-Jones, looks at the legacy of slavery as it continues to shape and define life in the United States and recognizes the contributions of African Americans to our country. I joined Nikole onstage to talk about my essay about physiological myths created during enslavement that persistent in today's medical system, along with Jamelle Bouie, Mary ElliottEve Ewing, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa and Wesley Morris.

Two months later, in a bookend event, a number of us gathered at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture to talk about the institution of slaver defined and re-defined U.S. history.

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