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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.
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4.8 stars from 178 ratings
If you’re looking for a podcast about the socio-political legacy of slavery from the perspective of a progressive black liberal struggling with their identity, then you’ll probably enjoy this. If you’re looking for a straight up history podcast like I was, you’ll probably dislike it. However,...Read full review »
bschloss92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
Was prompted by some of the 1 star folks to “check the facts.” Did that. Found several sources that confirmed what might be seen as “fake” because we never hear about it. I think the 1 stars can’t hear the full story of our history without feeling defensive. I found the podcast really interesting...Read full review »
Debooroar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
Eye-opening series!
Information about which everyone should know and be informed! 🤔
Dschuetz1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
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