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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 35,117 ratings
This situation(s) is actually something I’d think happened in eighteen hundred something. It is hard even to conceive that it IS SO modern. Yet simultaneously, not shocking, not surprising, and not sensible. Of all these such reports and the like that are so repetitive over so many centuries… I...Read full review »
Tkotoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/24
Absolutely fantastic
Highly recommend
Flowergirl_94 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/13/24
1619 Project
Great telling of the true history of the America founding. Unlock the truth. You cannot repair what you will not face.
VHassoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/24
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