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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 nytimes.com/1619podcast.

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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 nytimes.com/1619podcast.

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Absolutely love!

This is a wonderfully beautiful and heartbreaking podcast! May we all come to love and accept ALL of our brothers and sisters as God loves and accepts each one of us! And I agree 100% with jay999919!!!

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Excellent reporting

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Not a political piece, this is pure history.

I’m a white Christian republican leaning homeschooling mama and I am horrified I wasn’t taught this and the names were unfamiliar. This is important. Thank you Nikole Hannah-Jones. I’m so thankful for everyone on this project and to have these incredible resources to use in the education of my children.

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