The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting will host its inaugural public event with the Morehouse Department of Journalism in Sports, Culture & Social Justice to kick off the Society’s new affiliation with the College. Nikole Hannah-Jones, one of the Society’s co-founders and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, will headline a panel of history and politics experts in a discussion about ongoing political challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion issues, as well as the ways public education institutions teach the history of people of color in America. The discussion also will focus on how the public can respond to these threats. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions prior to the conclusion of the session. Refreshments will be served prior to the event’s start.
The event will be held Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, in the African American Hall of Fame Center at Morehouse, beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning New York Times journalist, creator of The 1619 Project and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society
Dr. Daniel Black
Author and Professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University
Dr. Adrienne Jones
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Pre-Law Program at Morehouse College
Rev. James Woodall
Public Policy Associate of the Southern Center for Human Rights and former state president of Georgia NAACP
Moderator: Nicole Carr
Award-winning criminal justice and racial inequity journalist for ProPublica