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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 (297)

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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nope

Racist trash

Nov 10th
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Stephen Lantis

All of this is complete BS!

Nov 9th
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Dick Dastardly

Denounce the democrat plantation https://youtu.be/8Neg4bYJ9_8

Oct 31st
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Marcus Phillips

What a piece of shit job nytimes and whoever else done with this BS. Y'all do know there has been millions of white slaves through out history

Oct 25th
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Logan Charest

absolute BS. you can win a journalism award these days for a grocery list

Oct 22nd
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Corey Dougherty

The stupidity on display in defense of this podcast is astounding. Wow. Just wow.

Oct 2nd
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Sab4Love

What was that name of music station he mentioned "yadra" English is my second language

Oct 1st
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Sab4Love

love every min of it ..

Oct 1st
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AwaitingTheMeteorOfDoom

Why couldn't early settlers have enslaved Swedish people instead. Not only was slavery a sin and morally reprehensible, but these blacks have been an albatross around the neck of America ever since.

Sep 30th
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Tony

no.

Sep 27th
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Chris Munson

entertaining but historically inaccurate. feels likenthe narrative drives the history.

Sep 27th
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Matthew Engel

yeah do one on colored's selling coloreds for profit

Sep 24th
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B Williamson

Fake Propaganda trying to pass as legitimate. Not going to happen... people see right thru the underlying agenda...

Sep 23rd
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