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.