Nikole Hannah-Jones is known for investigative journalism and has received 18 awards for her talents including Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her work in the 1619 Project. Her husband is named Faraji Hannah-Jones. So, who is the man who has been holding it down for decades?
We got all the answers here so if you keep on scrolling this article unfolds all the information.
Meet Faraji Hannah-Jones, 1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Husband
Nikole Hannah-Jones and her husband Faraji Hannah-Jones met each other online in 1999 on AOL instant messenger. She used to get on the forum to chat at work and Faraji used to platform to chat with his co-workers. She saw Faraji’s profile and loved the name not knowing whether it was a name of a guy or a girl.
Nikole sent him a message saying “I like your name. What does it mean.” Faraji responded and Nikole discovered that he was a guy, 23-year-old who lived in Atlanta. Fortunately, Nikole was moving to Atlanta at the time. They started exchanging messages with each other and formed friendships. But, they hadn’t met each other.
So, Nikole developed a photo, scanned it in her office after work, and send it through regular mail. Faraji did the same. Nikole moved to Atlanta on the Day of Halloween, and on 1 November 1999, they decided to meet in person. Since pictures don’t appear the same as in person, she told her husband that if he doesn’t like what he saw he could drive away, and if she doesn’t like him she would do the same.
The pair moved in together almost a year into their relationship. They dated for four years before they got married in 2003. Then they moved to North Carolina Nikole got accepted into a graduate school. They said their “I Dos” after they got married. For Faraji it was when they moved to North Carolina, he believed that she was the woman for him.
But, his father wasn’t happy and made clear that “You don’t follow a woman,” but didn’t intervene in his son’s decision. His father grew to accept his decision. As for Nikole’s father, he used to tell her that no one was going to marry her because she didn’t like to take orders being raised by a dominating father.
So, Nikole realized that Faraji was the type of man she was looking for.
Song That Reminds Them Of Each Other? For Nikole, it is All My Life by Casey & Jojo because it was the song played at their wedding. For Faraji, the song which reminded him of his wife is You Are All I Need by Mary J Blige.
Nikole And Faraji Hannah-Jones Daughter
Nikole and Faraji Hannah-Jones were pregnant with their daughter Najya by accident. She was not where she had thought she would be career-wise. Nikole was 34 years old when she got pregnant. Once they discovered that they were having kids, Nikole and Faraji decided that they weren’t raising her in Portland because it was too White.
However, they had never imagined that they would end up in New York. Nikole said that being able to raise her daughter in New York is the greatest gift.
In September 2022, Nikole started her 7th grade. She added, “First day of 7th grade for my baby girl. She was trying to decide which new kicks to wear. I didn’t have those problems. I had one pair of new school shoes and that’s what I wore. She doesn’t know the struggle.”
About sending kids to school, Faraji told New York Times, “My husband, Faraji, and I wanted to send our daughter to public school. Faraji, the oldest child in a military family, went to public schools that served Army bases both in America and abroad. As a result, he had a highly unusual experience for a black American child: He never attended a segregated public school a day of his life. He can now walk into any room and instantly start a conversation with the people there, whether they are young mothers gathered at a housing-project tenants’ meeting or executives eating from small plates at a ritzy cocktail reception.”
Faraji Hannah-Jones Age
In 2022, Faraji Hannah-Jones was born in December 1975. In 2022, she is 47 years old.
Who Are Faraji Hannah-Jones Parents?
Faraji Hannah-Jones was raised in a Southern very conservative household. His dad was in the military for 23 years and his grandfather was in the military for over 30. A lot of his family members served in the military. His dad was able to attend college but his grandparents attended Tuskegee University.
However, grandmom dropped out to raise kids and was back at the Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. He lived in Germany from kindergarten pretty much to his sophomore year of high school.
Faraji Hannah-Jones Job
Faraji Hannah-Jones is working as an Information Technology Support Technician at ACLU since April 2020. His career started as Sr. Technical Specialist at time warner cable from 2001 to 2006. In 2006, he worked at Xerox as a Network QA Tester.
Following that, Faraji worked at Comcast as Advanced Technical Service Representative from Nov 2006 to March 2008. From March 2008 to February 2012, he worked at Portland Community College as Technology Support Specialist. Moreover, he also worked at St. Joseph’s College NY as Information Technology – Client Services Technician, P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams as WordPress Administrator, and at The Audacity Firm – audacityfirm.com as Website Designer.
From 2017 to 2020, Faraji worked at 1619 Enterprises and LF Distribution Holding Inc. (A Li & Fung Company).
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Faraji Hannah-Jones Net Worth
According to some sources, Faraji Hannah-Jones’ net worth is above $1 million.
When Is Faraji Hannah-Jones Birthday?
Faraji Hannah-Jones celebrates his birthday in December.
Where Is Faraji Hannah-Jones From?
Faraji Hannah-Jones was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was raised in Germany.
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