Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

In a special new issue, the New York Times magazine is launching a series called “The 1619 Project.” It marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the colony of Virginia. The series examines the ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape America and “aims to reframe American history” to place “the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” The journalist behind the project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the project and why she hopes it will help Americans confront the truth about our own history.

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