The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project reframed US history, showing how past and current culture, policies and structures were created to keep the institution of slavery in place. It also centered the resistance and advocacy of black people in challenging and dismantling these injustices. Using the articles and themes from the original magazine, the Pulitzer Center has created a host of resources for teachers to incorporate the 1619 Project into their own curriculum. This website includes, but is not limited to, reading guides, class activities, and lesson plans, all ready to be used in the classroom.
While these lesson plans were created with classrooms in mind, we encourage all individuals, both adults and students, to engage with these lessons in or outside of the classroom, for this is a history we all must know.