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Jun 07
1619 v. 1776: Hiring of Nikole Hannah-Jones Brings Debate Over Founding To UNC

  June 7, 2021, 12:00 PM

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The Leftist notion that our country’s founding dates to 1619, not 1776, has proven popular in media, culture, and education. The recent hiring of New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones by UNC-Chapel Hill’s journalism school has thrust North Carolina into the national spotlight over the discussion of who we are as Americans, what our country represents, and the principles on which she was founded. In this conversation, we’ll discuss the hiring of Hannah-Jones and the dispute over the rigor and accuracy of her 1619 project. We’ll be joined by an esteemed panel of writers and historians, including the expert who served as Executive Director of the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission, which produced the 1776 Report.

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