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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 34,021 ratings
Amazing Podcast
This is so well done and produced! I really hoped there will be a Season 2.
KaraRose23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/22
Awwwww the Chalk Racism that the inferior Cue Ballers inflict on the Woke Victims of Self Inflicted. Racist screaming racism in their own trifling sad poor little me way Things need to change, and hand outs are first on The list. I mean pale face working class paying for the best schools, not...Read full review »
BubbyPlaisance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/22
This has been very educational and eye-opening. Straight fact and the truth on what was done to my people. We built the country!!
Caligood214 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/22
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Published 10/12/19
Published 10/12/19
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