New York Times writer and “1619 Project” author Nikole Hannah-Jones has rejected the tenured position of the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at the University of North Carolina (UNC)’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and will instead be accepting a role at historically black college Howard University.
“I’ve decided to decline the offer of tenure. I will not be teaching on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” Hannah-Jones told host Gayle King Tuesday on CBS This Morning.
“Instead, I’m going to be the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University,” Hannah-Jones disclosed.
Hannah-Jones turned down the offer after UNC Chapel Hill trustees voted 9-4 in favor of granting her tenure — a decision that followed months of controversy over Hannah-Jones’ “divisive” and heavily scrutinized work claiming that the United States was founded on the institution of slavery, as well as the “legalized