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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 28,634 ratings
A hit dog will holler.
And what is done in the dark will ALWAYS come to the light.
RandomPlayer88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/20
Excellent Truthful history
This is excellent. This critical examination of our country’s history is just the work we need. Everyone should be listening and reading the 1619 project. I’m happy students I am working with are reading Nikole Hannah-Jones’ work. 👏🏽
educatora95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
What I learned so far.
The Topics covered in each episode are more in depth than any Podcast out today. The insight to Abraham Lincoln administrations left me speechless. I love the episode on music. At first I was wondering where is he taking us. But soon later on found out that it’s all full circle. Like most things...Read full review »
PLAYA4LIFG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
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