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Bringing 'The 1619 Project' to Students

The Pulitzer Center announced last week our partnership with The New York Times Magazine to develop education resources for “The 1619 Project,” a landmark initiative exploring the legacy of slavery in America and the contributions of black Americans to our democracy, dating back to the first enslaved Africans brought to Virginia in 1619. Our first education resources, now available, include a reading guide, a lesson plan about Nikole Hannah-Jones’ essay “The Idea of America,” and activities to extend student engagement. This fall, the Pulitzer Center is bringing Nikole Hannah-Jones and other journalists and writers involved in the project to schools and universities around the country to engage directly with students.

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The New York Times
The Strange Case of a CIA Interpreter and the 9/11 Trial

Four and a half years ago, 9/11 terror suspect Ramzi bin al-Shibh made the shocking courtroom allegation that his Arabic interpreter previously worked as a translator in a secret CIA prison where detainees were tortured. In the latest installment of her ongoing Pulitzer Center-supported reporting for The New York Times on the Guantánamo detainee trials, Carol Rosenberg explores the legal ramifications of al-Shibh’s revelation.

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Hakai Magazine
Coastal Infrastructure Under Threat

Sea levels in the U.S. could rise as much as 2.4 meters by the end of the century, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean, collaborating with writer Dan Grossman in a Pulitzer Center-supported story for Hakai Magazine, photographed U.S. coastal infrastructure threatened by even a few centimeters of sea level rise. These include an ExxonMobil petroleum terminal, a vital rail line, wastewater processing plants, and a nuclear power plant, all of which would contribute billions of dollars to expected climate-related losses.

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EVENTS

"She's Not a Boy" at Idlewild International Film Festival
August 24, 2019
Idlewild, MI
'Surviving War and Famine in Yemen' at Photoville 2019
September 12-22, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

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