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A Conversation About the 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Author: Troy Rutter

The 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture was held on November 2 in Stephens Auditorium. The featured speaker was Nikole Hannah-Jones, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, and creator of The 1619 Project. The event drew a near-capacity crowd of 1,500 people. For more details, read the great recap by Shreya Varrier that appeared in the Iowa State Daily.

Des Moines Register columnist Rachelle Chase penned an opinion piece about The 1619 Project and the lecture that can be found here.

Left to right: Kathleen Manatt, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Thomas Phelps, Beth Phelps
The Manatt and Phelps Families. Left to right: Victoria Anders, Wolfram Anders, Kathleen Manatt, Michele Manatt, Beth Phelps, and Thomas Phelps