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Creator of 1619 Project to give Kops Lecture

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will give the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on September 9 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The event is currently scheduled to be held in the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall, with a simultaneous livestream. A limited number of tickets for the in-person event are available to members of the Cornell community. Please email from a Cornell email to reserve your ticket. (One per person.) The event will also be livestreamed at this Zoom link; passcode: 4235.

“The American Studies program is thrilled to be hosting Nikole Hannah-Jones as the Kops Freedom of the Press lecturer. Her significant and ongoing work with the 1619 Project continues to be a crucial part of expanding the concepts and ideas that make for a fuller knowledge of American identity,” said Shirley Samuels, director of the American Studies Program and professor of literatures in English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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