Warwick. Library to host ‘The 1619 Project’ discussion group

11 Sep 2020 | 02:20

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., join educator Beverly Braxton at Albert Wisner Public Library for a bi-weekly discussion exploring “The 1619 Project,” a publication of the New York Times Magazine, which marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia.

The series highlights the contributions of black Americans and the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape society in the United States. The project includes essays, photos, stories, music and poems that challenge readers to examine their knowledge of U.S. history and provides a lens to understand the moment of racial reckoning we are in today.

Register online at www.albertwisnerlibrary.org or call the Help Desk at 845-986-1047 ext. 3; a Zoom link will be sent to attend the event.