2022 MLK Commemorative Event: A Conversation About The Importance of Truth, History, and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Please join us in a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about the importance of truth, history, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sponsored by CSU Pueblo's The Center for International Programs and Inclusive Excellence, MSU Denver's The Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI), the University of Colorado Boulder Center for Inclusion and Social Change within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE), the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, the University of Colorado Denver Center for Identity & Inclusion, and the University of Northern Colorado Marcus Garvey Cultural Center.
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, known as the Genius grant, 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 she was named a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she is founding the Center for Journalism & Democracy.
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.