In her new book and upcoming Crosscut/KCTS 9 series ‘Out & Back,’ the Seattle outdoor activist shares her running journey.
by Caroline Gerdes
(This article originally appeared in Crosscut and is republished here under an agreement.)
In Alison Mariella Désir’s new book, Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us, Désir discusses her physical journey as a runner, running as activism, and how the sport saved her life.
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Before appearing at the Crosscut Festival, the Pulitzer Prize winner chats about the significance of the year 1619 and the backlash the project has faced.
by Caroline Gerdes
(This article is published under an agreement with Crosscut. The Emerald is a proud media Sponsor of the May 7, 2022, Town Hall event, “Retelling Our History with Nikole Hannah-Jones.”)
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When The New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project originally hit newsstands in 2019, it quickly became a national phenomenon. People searched for physical copies of the magazine, shared it among friends, family, and co-workers, and educators began using it in their classrooms. The project has continued to expand and recently became a book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winner and creator of the landmark project, will headline the Crosscut Festival, where she will discuss The 1619 Project, the new book, and more.
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