The 1619 Project
Understanding the Truth and Consequences of Slavery
Join us this Fall for this opportunity to understand the effects of slavery. Transylvania County NAACP has been invited to join this important study of history. The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism project of the New York Times which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States’ national narrative” (from NYTimes Aug 17, 2019).
In cooperation with Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, this program will begin on Thursday, October 7, from 6-8 p.m. with a lecture over ZOOM by Dr. Kahlil Gibran Muhammad, historian on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and one of the authors of The 1619 Project.
ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS LECTURE!
The following Thursday, October 14, from 1-2 p.m., folks from Transylvania County who have attended Dr. Muhammad’s lecture are invited to meet with the Rev. Canon Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union, to discuss what we heard, what we’ve read by then in The 1619 Project, and ask questions.
Between October 14 and early December, those who wish will meet in small groups here in Transylvania County to continue reading and discussing The 1619 Project together. In early December we will have a final meeting with Dr. Douglas to wrap up our program and see what we’ve learned.
The six of us hope that this program will draw us closer together in understanding our community and our history. We are most excited!
Rob Field Sheila Mooney
Spencer Jones Tommy Kilgore
Mark Burrows Carter Heyward
We need names and emails of all who wish to participate so that we can get you links to a copy of The 1619 Project and to Dr. Muhammad’s lecture. EMAIL US IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
THERE ARE NO FEES FOR ANY PART OF THIS PROGRAM.