The New York Times

1619

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.

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.

Episodes: 7

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Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2

Duration: 38 min

Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1

Duration: 30 min

Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started

Duration: 40 min

Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

Duration: 35 min

Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built

Duration: 33 min

Episode 1: The Fight for a True Democracy

Duration: 44 min

Introducing ‘1619’

Duration: 5 min