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The 1619 Project | LA Premiere

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The red carpet premiere for the six-part docuseries, The 1619 Project at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/Executive Producer/Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones, Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey, Executive Producer/Director Roger Ross Williams and Executive Producer/Showrunner Shoshana Guyattended the red carpet along with Executive Producers Kathleen Lingo, Caitlin Roper, and Geoff Martz.

Event attendees also included: Angela Rye, Van Jones, Joy-Ann Reid, Herbie Hancock, Boris Kodjoe, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Tracie Thoms, Jurnee Smollett, Khadijah Haqq McCray, Malika Haqq, Loni Love, Nina Parker, President of Onyx Collective and Freeform Tara Duncan, and Joe Earley, President, Hulu.

The series seeks 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. The episodes – Democracy, Race, Music, Capitalism, Fear and Justice – are adapted from essays from the recently published book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life. Check out the trailer below:


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