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A Citizen’s Guide to The New York Times’ 1619 Project
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The New York Times’ 1619 Project, an examination of the centrality of slavery in American life, has been the subject of controversy, debate, and politicization. Dr. Richard Bell will push past the headlines and the posturing and talk candidly about what the 1619 Project says—and why it matters.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History at the University of Maryland holds a PhD from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.