September 30, 2022

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Anne of Green Gables

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Anne of Green Gables

I’m always intrigued by how many people around the world have been touched in various ways by Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist. She led and developed The 1619 Project for The New York Times Magazine, which re-frames and re-examines the legacy of slavery in the United States. The project was initially published in 2019 on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first enslaved African people in Virginia. For her work, Hannah-Jones was named one of The 100 Most Influential People of 2021 by Time Magazine. That same year, Nikole Hannah-Jones published a book with her colleagues titled, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. She’s currently a professor at Howard University.

Last fall, prior to the publication of her book, the L.A. Times Book Club interviewed Nikole Hannah-Jones. She was asked her about her favorite books, music, movies, and TV shows for the book club’s newsletter, which was published in the Los Angeles Times by the book club editor Donna Wares on November 6, 2021.

Among Nikole Hannah-Jones’s answers was this gem mentioning Anne of Green Gables:

TV that got me through the pandemic: "Tiger King," of course. My daughter and I spent many nights watching "Anne of Green Gables" together, "Law & Order" reruns, "Dateline" murder mysteries, "Living Single" reruns. I am obsessed with "Dopesick," "Snowfall" and "Impeached."

Like Nikole Hannah-Jones and her daughter, watching Anne of Green Gables has helped me during the pandemic too.

Reference:
Wares, Donna. (2021, November 6). Book club: Get to know Nikole Hannah-Jones and ‘The 1619 Project.’ Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/newsletter/2021-11-06/book-club-newsletter-nikole-hannah-jones-the-1619-project-book-club

Image credits:
Left: Photograph of Nikole Hannah-Jones by Levi Walton in The 100 Most Influential People of 2021 issue of Time Magazine published September 15, 2021.
Right: Screen capture of Megan Follows as Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables © Sullivan Entertainment.

Created September 30, 2022.

September 25, 2022

the natures which enjoy most keenly...

A quote saying that the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply by L.M. Montgomery in Anne of the Island.

"the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply..."

-L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island


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Photograph by World of Anne Shirley.

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Created September 25, 2022.