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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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Introducing ‘1619’

Introducing ‘1619’

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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.
America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.This episode includes scenes of graphic violence.
The institution of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse, and the cotton plantation was America’s first big business. Behind the system, and built into it, was the whip. On today’s episode: Matthew Desmond, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of “Evicted,” and Jesmyn Ward, the author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing.”“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.This episode includes scenes of graphic violence.
Black music, forged in captivity, became the sound of complete artistic freedom. It also became the sound of America. On today’s episode: Wesley Morris, a critic-at-large for The New York Times.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.This episode contains explicit language.
Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades. From the shadows of this exclusion, they pushed to create the nation’s first federal health care programs. On today’s episode: Jeneen Interlandi, a member of The New York Times’s editorial board and a writer for The Times Magazine, and Yaa Gyasi, the author of “Homegoing.”“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of loss and dispossession. June and Angie Provost, who trace their family line to the enslaved workers on Louisiana’s sugar-cane plantations, know this story well. On today’s episode: The Provosts spoke with Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, producers for “1619.”“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
The Provosts, a family of sugar-cane farmers in Louisiana, had worked the same land for generations. When it became harder and harder to keep hold of that land, June Provost and his wife, Angie, didn’t know why — and then a phone call changed their understanding of everything. In the finale of “1619,” we hear the rest of June and Angie’s story, and its echoes in a past case that led to the largest civil rights settlement in American history.On today’s episode: June and Angie Provost; Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, producers for “1619”; and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard University and the author of “The Condemnation of Blackness.”“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
Comments (225)

M Moye

this series struck a cord in me. there are so many injustices our people have faced and we still here. they will not break us. we must give to causes that support our people. we need more black owned banks and lending institutions. and we need to support black owned businesses. sick of seeing people benefiting off of us.

Aug 1st
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Steve Ulics

This is not true how is this published.

Jul 30th
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Jul 23rd
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Matt Pando

everybody knows this is fiction...right?

Jul 17th
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aahz

Loved this episode.

Jul 10th
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JM CPSHW

The 1619 project is rejected from many if not all U.S. historians. Please take the time and educate yourself. The NYT wont even change the falsified content when shown proper 1st person sources. The 1619 project is an opinion piece.

Jul 7th
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Nervino Karas

Like Tucker Carlson on the right, Nichole Hanna Jones has a good hustle going. Find your hustle. Take it to the bank. That's the American way. BOOM!

Jul 3rd
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Kevin beer

Garbage.

Jul 2nd
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Bill Scudder

He can thank the obiden bama administration for this. This is herendous the second black president did this to him!

Jun 28th
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Alex

this is what you call prapoganda. As many scholars came out and criticized the outright lies in this Marxist drivel.

Jun 26th
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Derek Yater

Awesome podcast...if you are a Marxist radical who believes America is inherently racist and evil. But none of you would actually think that, seeing as each of you has the freedom of speech to write any comment you want. So oppressed 🙄✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿✊🏻✊

Jun 24th
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Adam Cook

Good stuff. Now let's talk about To Pimp A Butterfly for another hour please - the precedent has been set for the 21st Century masterpiece.

Jun 22nd
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Rob S

so misleading

Jun 20th
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Mahta Ansari

l,

Jun 15th
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frens

Unethical way of rewriting history. I implore new listeners to search out the criticism's of this project and see it for what it is, fiction. Sad that this is trending and not something featuring Adolph Reed Jr.

Jun 12th
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Trishia Acorda

Wow. Amazing episode!! We all owe it to Black talent and brilliance.

Jun 9th
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Melissa Toering

Thank you for this education. In light of Covid-19 and the ongoing injustices against our children and our families. We all need these truths as reminders for our future choices.

Jun 2nd
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vanessa g

This episode was incredilbe. Wow!! I am blown away. Thank you.

Jun 1st
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T Jax

at 29:15 was that a threat??? This just goes to show, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Apr 5th
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Shannon Olson

I’ve never commented on a podcast before...and I listen to a lot of them. This episode should win an award. So well researched and the way the music gets woven in is brilliant.

Feb 23rd
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