1619: And away we go!
Week 3: Thank you for a great first discussion. Now let’s read “Democracy.”
Thank you everyone for a great discussion on Saturday! It was wonderful to see you all. I must say: You are a dazzling, thoughtful group.
A summary: We said hi, I shared some slides, we discussed “Origins” in small groups, we reflected on our own, we celebrated one another, and Camille won Born on the Water. (Sorry, Toronzo; you were so close.)
Now it’s time to time to dive into Module 2. Here’s a sneak peek of our schedule.
This week, let’s read “Democracy,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones. This essay is a big and important one: It’s 30 pages long. It introduces the thesis of the book. It won the Pulitzer Prize. It spurred white backlash. It’s beautifully written.
I’m going to read it slowly. I hope you do, too!
Read “Democracy,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Recommended: What is one thing you learned? Please leave a comment.
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