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.
Michael Walsh • Yonkers Public Library • Feb 19, 2021
"From 1619, I learned about aspects of the history of slavery, and past and present discrimination of Black Americans of which I was previously unaware. Nikole Hannah-Jones and the podcast contributors shed light on obscured facts and history on this well-researched and moving podcast. The facts, personal narratives, and music blend together into an educational and engaging podcast. I strongly recommend everybody to listen to all six episodes. …"