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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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4.5 stars from 18,804 ratings
Great story telling
Even if you don’t agree with everything, this is very good podcast to listen to. It also give you a good perspective why there is so much racial tension still in this country.
JasKi1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/20
i really wish the type of information presented on here was taught in schools. there is so much bravery in the stories told in this podcast and i really appreciate the courage in the voices that spoke out. listening to this beginning to end has inspired me to seek more information on the true...Read full review »
kar111a via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
Probably one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to this year. I cried for nearly each episode. This is what people need to learn about, to stand up for the right things. 2020 is definitely the year of the vision!! #BLM
nixxo76 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/01/20
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