Credits: Levi Walton
Her writings and coverages on slavery and civil rights are helpful 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 opened the door 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 a history education system in schools.
It teaches about slavery, its impacts of it, and the human rights that African-Americans lacked in the early 20th century. Her writings shed light on the effects of slavery and America's past of injustice for black African-Americans.
She has educated many about this concept and will utilize the 1619 Project in thousands of schools, even more eventually.
Nikole has seen respect for her work on the coverage of civil rights in the United States. She has received rewards for her work, and she has garnered coverage from many news media companies. For example, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the MacArthur Fellowship award.