Contributing to The Case for the 1619 Project by WEOC

A step-by-step guide for contributing to the project

L.A. Justice
Case For The 1619 Project

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I would like to provide everyone with a step-by-step guide on how to contribute to one of the special projects by Writers and Editors of Color (WEOC) — The Case for the 1619 Project. Please note that you do not have to be a member of WEOC to contribute, but you must have a Medium account to contribute because this is the platform that we use for our publication.

  1. Familiarize yourself with The 1619 Project spearheaded by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones from the New York Times. Gain a clear understanding of the purpose for the project and what Hannah-Jones is advocating for.
  2. Review some of the criticism articles that have been written about the project, so that you understand what we are fighting against. Here are some links: Slavery history: States threaten funds for schools teaching 1619 Project (usatoday.com), The 1619 Project Isn’t Unpatriotic, It’s Just Anti-Whiteness (nymag.com). Please research other articles as well.
  3. Read the New York Times response to the criticism of The 1619 Project.
  4. Familiarize yourself with WEOC’s publication, The Case for the 1619 Project, and the various ways we are advocating for and supporting Hannah-Jones’ work.

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L.A. Justice
Case For The 1619 Project

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