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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’

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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 (321)

ID20400140

Has anyone fact check this? It sounds a a story. This 1619 is a joke. They would be dead if it wasn’t for the white people taking care of them. Why is America and it’s media dummy down all citizens. We use to be in an eighth grade level now we’ll be on 4th grade. Everything was fine until stuff like this. Black people weren’t the only slaves.

May 5th
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josiah maniscalco

so this is a podcast talking only about how horrible white people are..... thought this would be historical accurate and informative but it's just another extreme Left view on history. Once you start taint history there is a problem there, it takes away from the great accomplishments of humans to bring us to the time we live in now.

May 5th
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ID21797600

The New York Times has disgraced itself by propagating this antihstorical nonsense.

May 2nd
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Damien Dooley

Fake news

Apr 16th
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Damien Dooley

This is propaganda

Apr 16th
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Damien Dooley

This is fucking retarded lol

Apr 16th
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Lois A. Grimm

Wow this podcast really called out a ... certain group of people didn't it? You can practically smell the hate and fear emanating through the screen.

Mar 25th
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Steve Ulics

Alternative history is usually better then this more fleshed out and logical. I recommend 1984. 1984 is a little bit more realistic in the fiction it tell.

Mar 10th
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Steve Ulics

This came up when I searched what if the Roman empire never fell. Both alternative history I guess?

Mar 10th
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Daderall

great podcast for turning everyone against each other and ensuring national collapse. Thanks for the hot garbage!! We will eat it up!

Mar 5th
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Thomas Goguen

loving it...wish pregnant pauses were less.

Feb 16th
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Michelle Hardgrove

one of the very best podcasts of which i have ever listened. I have enjoyed every single moment and can't get enough!

Jan 25th
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Diego Osorio

"Critical Race Theory" = QAnon for the woke left.

Jan 24th
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peacefulbabies

more please!!!! I've enjoyed these so much, I want to hear more!

Jan 19th
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Pat

Not worth your time. Inaccurate to say the least. Unsubscribe.

Jan 13th
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alli lent

this is the most angering and heartbreaking story..

Jan 5th
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alli lent

who TF doesn't want or need health care? c'mon that is just so ignorant, in any time or context.

Jan 5th
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Nugget

The USA is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC not a democracy

Dec 18th
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Christina

I loved listening to these historical accounts. All of it made sense. I have been on a quest to find our truth in this nation since my childhood. This speaks to me more than anything. I read "Medical Apartheid" years ago. That book took me out emotionally. I cannot wrap my mind around the utter disregard for our lives. Thanks for this.

Nov 30th
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Gwen Bostic

mmllllllll kkkkoommk

Nov 14th
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