Nikole Hannah-Jones turns down UNC tenure offer

Hannah-Jones also announced that she is accepting a position at Howard University.

UNC initially declined to offer her tenure, but voted in favor of the appointment last week amid national controversy.

Nikole Hannah-Jones announced this morning that she has rejected the University of North Carolina’s tenure offer. 

The “1619 Project” author has accepted a position at Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. Hannah-Jones’ decision is the latest development in her relationship with UNC, which offered a tenured position only after sustained public backlash against its initial decision to withhold that designation. 

”It’s just not something I want anymore,” she said on CBS today. 

The controversy surrounding Hannah-Jones stems from her disputed “1619 Project.” 

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The National Association of Scholars called on the Pulitzer Prize Board to revoke Hannah-Jones’s award for the piece, stating earlier this year to Campus Reform that “there is simply no evidence” for Hannah-Jones’ claims on slavery as a primary motivator for the American Revolution.

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As Campus Reform reported, the UNC board of trustees voted 9-4 last week in favor of tenure during a private meeting. 

Campus Reform reached out to the University of North Carolina and Howard University for comment. This article will be updated accordingly.