The 1619 Project

Hulu’s upcoming six-part limited docu-series “The 1619 Project,” is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.

In keeping with the original project, the series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. The episodes — “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear,” and “Justice” — are adapted from essays from The New York Times No. 1 bestselling “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.

The series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, is a Lionsgate Production in association with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and The New York Times. It was executive produced by Nikole Hannah-Jones; Academy Award®-winning director Roger Ross Williams; Caitlin Roper, an editor of The 1619 Project and The New York Times’ executive producer for film and television; Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times’ editorial director for film and television; and Oprah Winfrey. Peabody Award-winning executive producer Shoshana Guy served as the showrunner.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Oprah Winfrey
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Shoshana Guy
Roger Ross Williams
Kathleen Lingo
Caitlin Roper

Episode 101 “Democracy” – Roger Ross-Williams
Episode 102 “Race” – Shoshana Guy and Naimah Jabali-Nash
Episode 103 “Music” – Kamilah Forbes
Episode 104 “Capitalism” – Christine Turner
Episode 105 “Fear” – Phil Bertelsen
Episode 106 “Justice” – Roger Ross-Williams, Jonathan Clasberry

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