The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice in partnership with the Office of the Chancellor-Provost at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers University Libraries proudly presented:
"To Turn the Light of Truth Upon Them"
Black Women, Justice, and the Power of the Pen
An Evening on the Soundstage with Nikole Hannah-Jones
This inaugural ISGRJ-New Brunswick signature event was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 7PM at Alexander Library on the New Brunswick campus.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen's Club of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame. She was also named a member of the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her BA in History and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame.