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 The 1619 Project takes its name from the moment in August 1619 when a ship appeared off Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia, carrying more than 20 enslaved people from the African nations of Ndongo and Kongo. These people were sold to the colonists, marking the beginning of the system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. The 1619 project new york times.

The project was introduced with the Aug. 18, 2019, issue of The New York Times Magazine, an ambitious collection of journalism and historical inquiry that examines the many aspects of contemporary American life that can be traced back to slavery. Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Times journalist who spearheaded the project, was honored with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. The 1619 project book.

This 96-page magazine contains more than 80 pages of historical essays. It also includes 17 original literary works by contemporary black writers that bring to life key moments in African-American history, and original artwork by leading black artists. The 1619 project how slavery shaped america.


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