Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks with Brandis Friedman in December 2017. (WTTW News)

In the wake of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s decision to reject a tenure offer from the University of North Carolina, we talk with local scholars about their experiences in higher education as Black women.

Pioneering journalist Ida B. Wells was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize special citation in 2020. (Pulitzer Prize; inset, Wikimedia Commons)

Having inspired successive generations of African American journalists, pioneering activist Ida B. Wells has finally received her due.

 Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones appears on “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

This year, the U.S. marks the 400th year since the Pilgrims arrived. But the year before that, a much darker period began with the sailing of the White Lion. We speak with New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones about The 1619 Project.

(Ken Teegardin / Flickr)

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was also honored with a resolution acknowledging her groundbreaking 1619 Project, prompting moving comments from several council members.

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks with Brandis Friedman. (WTTW News)

Tough talk about segregation from MacArthur “genius” grant recipient and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.