Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects UNC for Tenure Job at Howard University

Award-winning journalist has been subject of blowback for her “1619 Project”

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Nikole Hannah-Jones announced Tuesday she rejected the University of North Carolina’s offer of tenure to become the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Reporting at Howard University.

She made the announcement on “CBS This Morning” after weeks of confusion over her tenure offer at UNC, which was initially revoked. Critics accused the school of bending to pressure from those who don’t like her Pulitzer-winning work, “The 1619 Project.”

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