Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Emma Lingo

“No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully.” – The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” – The New York Times

Six reporters from TKC decided to contribute to this project, finding local stories surrounding racism and the resilence of the African-American community. Below are stories about topics ranging from Kirkwood’s redistricting proposition and redlining to an editorial about slavery and the success story of a dominantly black school overcoming the education gap.

North Side Knights
Kirkwood redistricting raises questions about race
There’s never been a proper apology for slavery
Show me
Redlining’s long lasting mark
Mixed In: Life as a ‘Mixed’ Student at KHS

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