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Common Read 2020: The 1619 Project

Author websites, Twitter, biographies

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Poet, memoirist, teacher.

Jamelle Bouie

Columnist for The New York Times and political analyst for CBS News.

Matthew Desmond

Professor of Sociology, Princeton University.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Investigative journalist for The New York Times. 1619 Project lead.

Jeneen Interlandi

Journalist for The New York Times.

Kevin M. Kruse

Professor of History, Princeton University.

Kiese Laymon

Writer, editor and Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Mississippi.

Trymaine Lee

Correspondent for MSNBC and host of the podcast “Into America.”

Wesley Morris

Critic-at-large for The New York Times.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Clint Smith

Writer, teacher, researcher.

Bryan Stevenson

Professor of Criminal Justice, NYU School of Law, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Linda Villarosa

Journalist, author, editor, novelist and educator.

Jesmyn Ward

Novelist and Professor of Creative Writing, Tulane University.

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