Mon, Nov 15, 2021
The 1619 Project
Talks | Literary

Nikole Hannah-Jones in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Poetry by Jasmine Mans
Performance by Brooklyn Ballet
Launch of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Co-presented by BAM, Greenlight Bookstore, and The Lit. Bar

Part of Fall 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones ​comes to BAM to celebrate the book launch of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. She’ll be joined in conversation by award-winning author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and the program will feature a reading by poet Jasmine Mans and a performance by Brooklyn Ballet.

The expansion of the award-winning essay series from The New York Times Magazine is a groundbreaking work of journalism that reframes our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. With the publication date set for a day later, attendees will be some of the first to receive their copies of this innovative work that weaves together essays, poems, and works of fiction.

Fri Oct 01
BAM Members & Patrons
Wed Oct 06
General Public

ALL TICKETS:  Tickets start at $45. All tickets include a copy of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story to be picked up at the event

The safety of our audiences, staff, and artistic community is our top priority. All guests must show proof of vaccination and masks must be worn at all times. Please visit BAM's safety protocol page at BAM.org/safety for the most up-to-date information


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Monday November 15, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House provided by:

Howard Gilman


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Howard Gilman



Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and is the creator of the landmark “1619 Project”. She has received a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor distinguished journalism award. In 2016, Nikole co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. She was recently named the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University.
Thu, Nov 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
Nikkolas Smith launches his picture book The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, in conversation with Namrata Tripathi and Jason Reynolds. Event Recommended for Ages 9+, Book Recommended for Ages 7+.