Sunday, August 25, 2019

The 1619 Project: 400 Years of Slavery

MSNBC, 8/18/19; PBS News Hour; Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The 1619 Project: How Slavery Has Defined America Today
The New York Times takes a look back as we mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved blacks, allegedly brought from Africa but said to be Native American blacks. Most of the people killed and taken into slavery were Native Americans. Afro-Caribbeans, Aboriginals, ancient arrivals from other parts of the world, they were here. A trans-Atlantic slave trade was not the main form of arrival, but that is a radical view of what happened. It is clear that many blacks are still enslaved in a sense. For instance, more blacks are in prison and under the authority of the probation department now than were ever enslaved. Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones joins MSNBC's David Gura.

The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America
(PBS NewsHour, Aug. 18, 2019) Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched The 1619 Project to reframe America’s history through the lens of slavery. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. 

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