“A Free Society Does Not Ban Books” – Nikole Hannah-Jones

Published on October 27, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and creator of The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, explains what the project is all about and gives Stephen her take on why 14 states have banned or attempted to ban teaching it in schools. Her new book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” is available now. #Colbert #NikoleHannahJones #The1619Project

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  • scubadrew9292 11 months ago

    5:57 “No matter what you feel about it” Yea but never in history until recently has any random simpleton been able to publish a book. Banned or ignored? Limited shelf-space for education.

  • Blake A 11 months ago

    “…the highest calling of patriotism, which is to see the ways in which your country is failing, to see the hypocrisy of your country, to see the way your country is not living up to it’s highest ideals, but still believing that your country can become the thing that we all dream it to be.”

  • Cindy Hill 11 months ago

    Thank you, Nikole Hannah-Jones, for your work. It is so important!

  • Cyberspine 11 months ago

    NHJ and the 1619 project are funded by Shell oil. She is not threatening power, she is keeping the American working class divided over racial issues, entirely sidelining class issues. It’s all drummed up political theatre to keep people distracted from modern day corruption.

  • Tim Isaac 11 months ago

    My Grandfather died in Battle of the Bulge with 101st airborne. USA crushed them. I feel a equality with this woman’s father that goes beyond words.

  • Rachel Landry 11 months ago

    we have always “banned books”, folks.. thats why the Turner Diaries and Penthouse isnt on the shelves at Jr’s elementary school.. Context matters.. or in this case? text.

  • James Clark 11 months ago

    I think this interview could have been much longer. I mean you spent 15 (+) minutes with George R.R. Martin…

  • MisterBarnabee 11 months ago

    The 1619 project is an attempt to rewrite history. She is not stunning, or brave. She is a supremacist.

  • Simon Dalton 11 months ago

    How can the land of the free and the home of the brave be banning books?

    Where is the freedom to examine your history?

    Where is the bravery to face it?

    Every decent person knows what is like to say sorry to someone you have hurt. The weight that is lifted – the sense of new beginnings.

    Just get on with it. The world is a better place when the U.S is strong and united.

  • Ken Knight 11 months ago

    I think it’s especially important to preserve something as hateful as Hitler’s Mein Kampf as we need a record of where things went wrong. What you do with that information afterwards is a much bigger topic

  • B G 11 months ago

    Patriots can’t vote Republican. Full stop.

  • Macky Mintle 11 months ago

    More Nikole please.
    Americans needs her to educate them.


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