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Nikole Hannah-Jones is an influential black woman in the United States. She was born on April 9, 1976, in Waterloo, Iowa. Her career is being an American investigative journalist well known for her writings on civil rights in America, particularly for black lives.
Her writings and coverages on slavery and civil rights were important to Black History Month and information on the struggles of African-Americans in the nation in general. In 2015, she became a staff writer for the New York Times, which would lead to her creation of the 1619 Project.
The 1619 Project is a collection of essays and literature created in 2019, the 400th anniversary of the first slaves in the British American Colonies. It is a project planned to be used as a history education system in schools.
It teaches about slavery, its impacts of it, and the civil rights that African-Americans still didn’t have in the early 20th century. Her writings shined a light on the impacts of slavery, and America's past of injustice for black African-Americans. She has educated many about this concept and is going to use the 1619 Project in thousands of schools, even more eventually.
Nikole has seen much love for her work on the coverage of civil rights in the United States. She has received rewards for her work, and she has received coverage from many news media companies. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the MacArthur Fellowship award.