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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


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    Very powerful stuff. June and Angie sharing the details really brought home that we still have a long way to go in this country. I hope their story fares better in the future.

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    Interessante en belangrijke podcast. Hoeveel effecten er nu nog zijn van de slavernij, maakt diepe indruk op me. Ook vind ik het belangrijk om de historie te kennen. Ik werd geraakt door de verhalen, met een lach en een traan.

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