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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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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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

Juan23415943 ,

Remarkable

The 1619 Podcast is a beautiful production of our past and how that has shaped our present. People who deny the truths of this podcast should be very worried for their souls and should reckon with their failure of humanity on this earth.

TRWade ,

Amazing!

Powerful and insightful. I have learned so much in just the first few episodes and have gone through a range of emotions. Anyone that chooses to ignore the deep truth so profoundly told through this podcast is clearly misguided and unwilling to acknowledge the facts of our history. AMERICA’S history. Well done.

livinginsc ,

Fantastic! I listen to over again and I am enlightened.

This podcast is hands down the best I have ever listened to. I thought I understood diversity and why things are the way they are but listening to this podcast I realize now I did not have the facts to understand diversity at all. I understand much it better now. I hope moving forward I can do all I can to ensure we are united and I will make sure I do my part in making this happen.

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