“The city saw a chance to replace an unpretentious community of color, who had to renew their leases every few years, with glitzy hotels and shops that needed 99-year leases to pencil out. So it began the process of evicting, demolishing and burning. Survivors say confiscations often came with little notice, and that keepsakes and
During the 15th Anniversary of the Leimart Park Village Book Fair, Areva sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winning creator of The 1619 Project for an engaging discussion about the persistence of anti-Black racism and inequality in American life today. As a follow-up, the book THE 1619 PROJECT: A NEW ORIGIN STORY continues the conversation as a definitive account of how racism and Black resistance have shaped the nation.