View the recording of the launch event featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, lead journalist of the 1619 Project published in the New York Times Magazine in August 2019.

There will be two opportunities to view this launch:

February 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd.
February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth Street.

– Hosted in part by the Columbus Human Rights Commission and interested community members — Shirley Trapp, Gail Plattner, and Kathleen Leason — we will watch the launch event and discuss some of the most salient issues.
– Copies of the 1619 Project will be available to participants (limited supply available).
– FREE and open to the public.

Questions? Contact the Columbus Human Rights Commission at 812-376-2532 or

From the New York Times: “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

To view the interactive magazine copy see:

Event Flyer (PDF)