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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.

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4.4 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

Chunksf ,

Amazing clarity of US history of slavery

Such a clear and moving telling of otherwise ignored US history.

dominifish ,

Don’t stop this series!

First, I want to say thank you for crafting this series. This is the most considerate and throughout discussion and examination on slavery that I have ever heard. Please, for the sake of humanity and understanding, don’t stop now!

Alden Guy ,

Hopelessly wrongheaded

Like much of the left today, the New York Times wants to undermine the origins of the US in order to deviate from our brilliant Constitution and install socialism. Never mind that America offers its black citizens incredible opportunities for advancement and wealth creation. The New York Times must paint the country as racist and corrupt from the outset. Having lived in a communist country, this cannot be further from the truth! There isn’t a free person walking the planet today who doesn’t owe a thanks to the US military and the America people!

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