SOURCE: USA Today
The articles explore the different ways the legacy of slavery has shaped America.
by Gregory D. Smithers
English (and ultimately, United States) colonialism was (and is) built not only with the labor of stolen bodies from Africa, but the stolen lands of Native Americans.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Peniel E Joseph
The year 1619 laid out rough boundaries of citizenship, freedom, and democracy that are still being policed.
by Rebecca Onion
Conservative uproar over the New York Times’ 1619 Project is just the most recent clash in a decades-old battle over how we should understand American history.
SOURCE: NY Times
Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Ibram X. Kendi
Marking the 400-year African American struggle to survive and to be free of racism.
SOURCE: PBS News Hour
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.
SOURCE: NY Times Magazine
1619 Project: New York Times Magazine Publishes Special Edition Dedicated to American Slavery and Its Legacies
The powerful collection includes essays by historians, poets, columnists, a variety of academics, and more.
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