I know many of you have read with great interest the NY Times 1619 Project. Today I want to share with you the 1619 Podcast hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. These podcasts really bring alive the history of people of African descent in America. Please find some time to listen to these podcasts which you can find here: nytimes.com/1619podcast. As an example, Episode 5, “The Land of Our Fathers” tells the moving story of two Black farmers’ attempts to retain their land and to make it profitable..in spite of many institutional obstacles.
Anne C. Bailey
Author of The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History. (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and “Shadow of the Past” in the 1619 Project, NY Times Sunday Magazine.
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