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Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer-prize winning creator of The 1619 Project, is speaking in St. Petersburg at the gala fundraiser for the Woodson Warriors Scholarships Fund.
Hosted by the Woodson African American Museum of Florida, the event will be held at The Coliseum, located at 535 4th Ave. N, on March 27 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Individual tickets and group tables can be purchased here, prices are listed as $100 per ticket or $1,000 for a table of eight.
The scholarship’s mission is to assist African American students attain higher education. Additional funds will also be raised through sales of paintings by artist Jane Bunker. The event gathered $137,000 for 30 scholars in 2021, and this year’s special guest could bring an influx of support.
Published by the New York Times, The 1619 Project aims to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States’ national narrative.” Hannah-Jones’ work as an investigative journalist is driven by researching racial inequality and injustice.
Hannah-Jones has been the ire of MAGA hat nation after former President Donald Trump said her project “rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom.”
Despite this, Hannah-Jones continues to use her voice to educate readers on hidden, often invalidated, racial history.