Why The New York Times’ “1619 Project” on U.S. Slavery is a Must Read History Lesson

The History of slavery in the U.S. is a compelling narrative about our nation’s history and how 400 years later it still impacts society.


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One of the most impactful articles we have ever read was from The New York Times Magazine. If you have been reading about the “1619 Project


“Since January, The Times Magazine has been working on an issue to mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved people arriving in America. Now, it includes a special section, a multipart audio series and more.” We have been widely sharing it on Twitter and providing commentaries in the hope many will read about the “1619 Project.”




The New York Times Presents The #1619Project.


Four hundred years ago, on August 20, 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia. Tonight, we remember this anniversary with an evening of conversation and performance featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, Wesley Morris, Jamelle Bouie, Tyehimba Jess and more.

 


Remember to look out for our “1619 Project” on August 18 which examines how the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in the United States.


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