Discover1619Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1
Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1

Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1

Update: 2019-10-0531
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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.

Comments (3)

Rachel Anderson

this is Queen Sugar in real life!

Oct 18th
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Javier Bassi

Listening from Argentina! Hard but necessary listen. The unfairness and brutality of it all do not cease to amaze me. It is incredible all those terrible things happened (and continue to happen, although in different ways: mass incarceration and police brutality). Got here by listening to free jazz and reading about it. Particularly when I found out that Thelonious Monk got his last name from Archibald Monk, his great-great grandfather's owner.

Oct 7th
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lisa bradford

So happy you are back with a new episode! Dont listen to the haters, this is a great podcast, exquisitely written and artfully produced.

Oct 5th
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Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1

Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1