Articles by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The New York Times Magazine

August 14, 2019

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times, envisioned by Nikole-Hannah Jones. It aims to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.

The New York Times

July 12, 2019

It Was Never About Busing

Court-ordered desegregation worked. But white racism made it hard to accept.

The Atlantic

December 14, 2017

Are Private Schools Immoral?

The New York Times Magazine

September 6, 2017

The Resegregation of Jefferson County Schools

What one of Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile process of racial integration in America.

The New York Times Magazine

February 21, 2017

Have We Lost Sight of the Promise of Public Schools?

The arguments over the confirmation of the new secretary of education were about something bigger: which government institutions benefit which citizens.

The New York Times Magazine

June 15, 2016

‘Many Echoes of My Family’s Journey’: Readers React to School Segregation

I heard from hundreds of people about my article on sending my daughter to a low-income, segregated school in New York City. Here are some of their questions and comments, along with my responses.

The New York Times Magazine

June 14, 2016

‘Surreal’: A Reporter Is in the Center of a Story She Covered

What happens when a reporter writes about the plans to integrate her own daughter’s school?

The New York Times Magazine

June 9, 2016

Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City

How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.

The New York Times Magazine

September 9, 2015

The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools

Michael Brown was not only a victim of police brutality; he and millions of other black children endured another scourge almost as harmful.


February 27, 2015

Gentrification Doesn’t Fix Inner-City Schools

The New York Times Magazine

December 19, 2014

How School Segregation Divides Ferguson -- and the United States

Education in St. Louis is separate and unequal.

The Atlantic

May 2014

Segregation Now…

Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, the schools of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.