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Mott Group Faculty to host Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer prize-winning creator of the 1619 Mission


Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer prize-winning creator of the 1619 Mission, would be the featured speaker for the Ballenger Eminent Individuals Lecture Sequence of Mott Group Faculty (MCC), Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. on the Capitol Theatre in Flint. Tickets are free, to pre-order tickets go to https://tickets.thewhiting.com/9500  or name 810-237-7333. Masks are required.

The 1619 Mission is an ongoing initiative from The New York Occasions Journal that started in August 2019, the four-hundredth anniversary of the start of American slavery. It goals to reframe the nation’s historical past by inserting the implications of slavery and the contributions of black People on the very middle of our nationwide narrative. The challenge helps clarify not solely the persistence of anti-Black racism and inequality in American life as we speak, but additionally the roots of a lot of what makes the nation distinctive.

“It’s thrilling to have the ability to carry Ms. Hannah-Jones to Flint to debate the 1619 challenge,” stated MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “The subject aligns effectively with the Faculty’s dedication to range, fairness and inclusion, a core tenet of our strategic initiatives,” she added.

Hannah-Jones’ look in co-sponsored by Mott Group Faculty, Group Basis of Better Flint, Flint & Genesee Group, Flint Institute of Music, Ruth Mott Basis and the College of Michigan-Flint.

Hannah-Jones is a workers author at The New York Occasions Journal. She has spent her profession investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, often called the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the Nationwide Journal Award thrice. Hannah-Jones additionally earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Yr by the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Membership of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021 she was named a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

She additionally serves because the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard College, the place she is founding the Middle for Journalism & Democracy. In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to extend the variety of reporters and editors of colour. She holds a Grasp of Arts in Mass Communication from the College of North Carolina and earned her BA in Historical past and African-American research from the College of Notre Dame.

Concerning the Ballenger Eminent Individuals Lecture Sequence

The Ballenger Eminent Individuals Lecture Sequence, named for benefactor William S. Ballenger, Sr., brings distinguished people to the faculty to lecture on subjects of social, cultural, financial, scientific and historic significance. It was created to boost academic alternatives for MCC college students in addition to create a public dialogue of points dealing with the larger Flint group.

Since its inception in 1955, audio system have included nationwide and worldwide thought leaders and influencers similar to rocket scientist Werner Von Braun, journalists Alistair Cooke and Peter Jennings, artwork critic Stanley Kaufman, discuss present host Geraldo Rivera, writers Alex Haley and William Buckley, humorist Artwork Buchwald, Black activist Julian Bond, businessman Daymond John, musician and creator Patti Smith, psychological well being advocate and actor Sean Astin, former Surgeon Basic Dr. David Satcher, actress and activist Jenifer Lewis, and journalists and authors Sonia Nazario and John Quiñones.



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