“Inheritance”: A Live Virtual Event

Atlantic writers brought the project to life at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18.

A wordmark that reads "Inheritance" over "The Atlantic"

Inheritance” is The Atlantic’s new project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory. In a live virtual event, The Atlantic gathered leading writers to discuss how Black history has been buried—and what unearthing it will look like.

The event featured the Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer Adam Harris, senior editor Vann R. Newkirk II, contributing writer Anna Deavere Smith, and managing editor Gillian White, as well as the author and Harvard professor Danielle Allen and the poet Joy Priest.

Support for this event was provided by Salesforce. You can watch a recording of the event below.