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In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the British 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 2...Show More


43:31 | Aug 23rd, 2019

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 here. ...Show More
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harwood recommended:

A fantastically written, produced and presented episode on a part of history that (as a non-American) I embarrassingly know little about. Th...Show More

32:55 | Aug 31st, 2019

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. ...Show More
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All Americans need to know about the economics of slavery

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35:28 | Sep 6th, 2019

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. “161...Show More
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Gorgeous episode. American music is black music

40:04 | Sep 14th, 2019

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: ...Show More
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This episode is all about the inequality of Health Care that has been part of the system pretty much from the start. They mentioned Tuskegee...Show More

30:26 | Oct 5th, 2019

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 fam...Show More
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I just watched Gone with the Wind for the first time recently. Having that fresh in my mind and listening to this episode was really somethi...Show More

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