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Black Humanities: The 1619 Project, A New Origin Story: Getting Started

HUMN 222 takes on The New York Times challenge to reframe American history, to consider the possibility that the origin of this country can be traced to 1619, the year that marks the arrival of the first enslaved Africans (from the land that would become Angola) to the land that would become the United States, in all its defining contradictions.  Out of slavery, according to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, grew nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional (About the course, Syllabus, Fall 2023). 

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