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In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at
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4.4 stars from 32,140 ratings
There is so much I never knew…… I definitely got taken to school. 👏🏾👏🏾 Thank you for this.
LaSelle P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/21
The tip of the iceberg of knowledge.
BullCityBabee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/21
Hold on
Slavery is a terrible thing, there are no words that can truly put this into perspective but America was not started on 1619, however after 1776 there were people in govt who worked to forbid slavery. 1862 gave us the Emancipation Proclamation and the worst war in our history gave us black...Read full review »
Dbholl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/21
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