In August, 1619, a ship arrived on the coastal port Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists.

No aspect of America has been untouched by years on slavery that followed.

The 1619 Project is an initiative by The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning on American slavery.

Their aim is to reframe America’s history and place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of the story of America’s true founding.

“If you want to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation”.

Tune in to their podcast on Spotify here.

Credits: Devin on Twitter

TO DO: Listen to NY Times’ podcast 1619 on American slavery.

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