Head of AAST Jane Rhodes Talks about NYT’s “The 1619 Project” on the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune interviewed Jane Rhodes, UIC professor and head of African American studies, in a column about “The 1619 Project,” which is a New York Times publication featuring a collection of essays and poems about the aftermath of slavery in America. Rhodes says the publication’s collection marks its entry into a current broad movement about the recognition of slavery and it’s “trying to respond to the profound political backlash against the commemoration of slavery and the recognition of the historical damages of slavery, not only on black people, but on the nation.” http://bit.ly/2Z8bDfG (subscription required)