Hulu to produce, release ‘1619 Project’ documentary series

NEW YORK – Hulu will produce a documentary collection centered on “ The 1619 Undertaking,” stories in The New York Moments that examined the legacy of slavery in The usa courting from the arrival of the initially slave ship from Africa.

Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award-profitable director for his movie “Music by Prudence,” will oversee and create the collection, it was introduced Thursday.

The announcement was an outgrowth of a offer declared last summer months by the Occasions, Lionsgate and Oprah Winfrey to create “The 1619 Project” into a portfolio of movies, tv series and other content material.

The Pulitzer Prize-profitable newspaper sequence, from writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, commenced appearing on the 400th anniversary of ship’s arrival in the then-British colony of Virginia.

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“‘The 1619 Project’ is an vital reframing of American background.” Williams stated. “Our most cherished ideals and achievements cannot be comprehended without the need of acknowledging both equally systemic racism and the contributions of Black People. And this is not just about the previous — Black individuals are even now preventing from both the legacy of this racism and its present-day incarnation.”

The streaming service gave no indication of when the documentary series will seem.

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