Contemporary Civil Rights with Nikole Hannah-Jones
October 27, 2017
We're excited to welcome Nikole Hannah-Jones to the museum on Friday, Nov. 10, for our Vision & Voice series. Jones writes articles about segregation and the black experience in America with a focus on exposing racial inequality. Her 2016 article "Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City" won a National Magazine Award earlier this year. She is a recognized authority on housing discrimination and racial segregation, desegregation and re-segregation in American schools. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.
“If there is a benefit to having to fight for civil rights over so many decades, it’s that it makes you presciently aware of the way that racism does not so much go away but adapts to the times.”
— Nikole Hannah-Jones, excerpt from "The Resegregation of Jefferson County"
The MacArthur Foundation recognized Hannah-Jones as a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for “chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly in education, and reshaping national conversations around education reform."
The Anchorage Museum’s Vision & Voice lecture series features experts from the fields of history, film, literature, science and culture, who reflect upon the human experience. In conjunction with the opening of the Alaska exhibition, this series explores powerful storytelling, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities that come with thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking.
Click here for the full collection of Hannah-Jones' articles for The New York Times Magazine.
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