The 1619 Project

Posted by Mary Hendra on September 29, 2019

Facing History is proud to be partnering with The 1619 Project to get materials into the hands of teachers who wish to use this resource with their students.

The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.

If you are in the Southern California area, we invite you to come to a free, open house at the Facing History LA office in downtown Los Angeles to pick up magazines and broadsheets from The New York Times. We will hold this open house five times over the next 6 weeks to make it available for teachers on each day of the week.


  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Friday, November 8, 2019


Each day, we will be available from 4:00 to 5:30 PM for teachers to drop by after school. While these are not workshops, we will create an opportunity for teachers to talk with each other and with Facing History staff about how they are thinking of using the materials, companion pieces which may be helpful, and challenges and opportunities in teaching about the issues of race historically and today.  The Facing History LA office is located in downtown LA, and validated parking is available at our building.

RSVP today to claim your resources from The 1619 Project and identify which date you will attend.  Materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis depending on RSVPs (when you RSVP, your materials are reserved for you, no matter which date you will come to the office).



Topics: Slavery, In the news

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