Nikole Hannah-Jones is a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: She is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
She's also won a Peabody, two George Polk awards, and the National Magazine Awards three times.
“Education and housing are the two most intimate areas of American life, and they’re the areas where we’ve made the least progress.”
- Nikole Hannah-Jones
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