RALEIGH — Nikole Hannah-Jones, the writer of the controversial “1619 Project,” turned down a job at UNC Chapel Hill and will instead take a position at Howard University, news outlets reported Tuesday.
According to The Associated Press, Hannah-Jones told CBS This Morning she would instead join the faculty at Howard University, an HBCU located in Washington, D.C.
One week ago, trustees at UNC Chapel Hill approved tenure for Hannah-Jones on the last day of the previous iteration of the trustee board, which voted 9-4 to award tenure.
The university had previously announced in April that she would join the journalism school despite the factual inaccuracies of the “1619 Project” and concerns from Walter Hussman Jr., who raised concerns about her work.
Later, attorneys retained by Hannah-Jones’ said she would not accept the job without tenure, and even cited concerns about the role of Republican members of the General Assembly.