Aug. 23, 2019
The 1619 Project: Tracing Black History Through The Words Of Writers and Poets
This is an exceptional undertaking and collection of poems and short stories that provide a walkthrough black history by these writers from the slave ships to Crispus Attucks, to Gabriel Prosser's rebellion, to the disrespected black soldier after World War 2, to the 4 little girls murdered in Birmingham, Alabama. This live reading is one that shouldn't be missed. Please make a contribution to my fundraising drive to keep this channel of information flowing.
We asked 16 writers to bring consequential moments in African American history to life. Here are their poems and stories from Project 1619 being read by The Blackman Who Reads Aloud.