The Times‘ discredited historical propaganda project, which attempts to put slavery at the center of America’s very founding, will now be adapted for feature films, television series, documentaries, and various forms of unscripted content. Oprah is set to produce.
“The 1619 Project” was published last year in the New York Times Magazine and spearheaded by reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer. She will serve as creative leader and producer alongside Winfrey.
“When the #1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation,” Oprah tweeted. “Today, I am honored to be a part of @nhannahjones’ vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y’all!”
Stay tuned, indeed: this project will literally rewrite American history for the youth of tomorrow.