Alkek Library has a new exhibit featuring the 1619 Project, a New York Times program by reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. The New York Times describes the project as a “major initiative … observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery”. The publication includes essays, essays, poems, short fiction, and a photo essay. The 1619 Project speaks to the history and truth of 400 years of slavery in the United States that began in August 1619, when the first enslaved Africans were brought to North America. Slavery’s legacy has persisted throughout this country’s society, from education to the criminal justice system.
The exhibit features a copy of the original publication, provided by the Texas Student Government at a Diversity Week Lunch and Learn event. Publications by Dr. Ron Johnson and Dr. Dwonna Goldstone are also included.
The exhibit is in support of the new African American Studies minor that began offering courses Fall 2019. Please visit the exhibit on the 3rd floor of Alkek Library; the glass case is located in front of the Checkout Desk. https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST