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The 1619 Project Breaks The Internet

The 1619 Project has been in demand since its release in August 2019. The project commemorates the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what we know know as The United States.

Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.

“1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment.

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