Pulitzer-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has turned down University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s tenure offer and will teach at Howard University instead.
Ta-Nehisi Coates will join the Pulitzer-winning journalist and creator of the “1619 Project" at the historically Black university as faculty.
The Pulitzer-winning journalist and creator of the “1619 Project" had said she would not begin a professorship without tenure, citing discrimination concerns.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning "1619 Project" creator had been set to begin a five-year teaching contract next month.
Chemist Lisa Jones turned down a job at the University of North Carolina after trustees rejected Nikole Hannah Jones' tenure request.
Walter Hussman, whose $25 million donation resulted in his name on the school, said the journalist didn't meet his standards of objectivity, The Assembly reported.
"I am obligated to fight back against a wave of anti-democratic suppression that seeks to ... silence Black voices and chill free speech," the journalist said.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faced backlash when the Pulitzer-winning journalist was not given a tenured position upon her appointment.
The University of North Carolina's failure to offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones upon her appointment is shameful, several public figures wrote.
"We demand explanations from the university’s leadership at all levels,” their statement read.