Aug. 21, 2019

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Project: Reads Project 1619 Nicole Hannah-Jones So Powerful

Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
By Nikole Hannah-Jones
AUG. 14, 2019

The series 1619 Project was initiated by the New York Times and appears in the New York Times Magazine. As a special project of The Blackman Read Aloud Project, I am reading it aloud for those unable to read it or have access to it. If you truly want to understand how black Americans stayed loyal when many white Americans and the American Government epitomized the disloyalty to the nation's black Americans listen to my reading of Nicole Hannah-Jones depiction of black Americans faith in a system of democracy.