https://maam.massart.edu/event/nikole-hannah-jones VIRTUAL: MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Today the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) announced it will host a free virtual lecture by esteemed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on Monday, November 1 at 6:30pm. Hannah-Jones’ discussion will examine slavery’s enduring modern legacy and the centering of the Black American experience. This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos: Valkyrie Mumbet which honors Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved woman whose court battle for her freedom in 1781 helped to make slavery illegal in Massachusetts. Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. She also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she is founding the Center for Journalism & Democracy.