Expressions of King's Legacy

Join us for Expressions of King’s Legacy an event dedicated to celebrating the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is free and open to the public.

Join us for a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of The 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Hannah-Jones has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. She also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she is founding the Center for Journalism & Democracy. Hannah-Jones is also the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of investigative reporters and editors of color, and this year she opened the 1619 Freedom School, a free, afterschool literacy program in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Hannah-Jones holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her BA in History and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Performances by:
RIT student Daniel Aisogun, spoken word artist and the RIT Gospel Choir. 

Diversity & Inclusion
Event Snapshot
When and Where
January 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room/Location: Gordon Field House

Open to the Public

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community outreach
racial inclusiveness
student experience