“The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Others

Updated: Jun 1

Please purchase and read/listen to “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Others before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5).



The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation's Reading for Understanding monthly virtual book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


This book is essential reading to understand US History, from the perspective of, centering the Black and Indigeneous experience from 1619 to the present.

– Alicia and Sabrina, Reading for Understanding Workgroup


“In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.”

Source: https://www.dabookjoint.com/product-page/the-1619-project-a-new-origin-story




Purchase the book from Da Book Joint, Chicago, Illinois.


Each month we are celebrating a black-owned bookstore. Please consider supporting Da Book Joint, Chicago, Illinois, https://www.dabookjoint.com

Purchase: https://www.dabookjoint.com/product-page/the-1619-project-a-new-origin-story


Please purchase and read/listen to “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Others before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5).


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and a one question quiz to access the meeting credentials preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small virtual discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern United States.


Support black-owned bookstores.


Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Visit https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a store in your area or shop directly from https://aalbc.com.


“African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.”

Source: AALBC.com


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series and join our Finding Your Voice Program.


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