1619 Project: New York Times Magazine Publishes Special Edition Dedicated to American Slavery and Its LegaciesBreaking News
tags: slavery, public history, 1619
Last week, the New York Times Magzine published a special edition entirely dedicated to exploring the history of American slavery and how its ongoing legacies.
This month is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of over 20 enslaved Africans to Virginia, then a British colony. As the special edition notes:
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
The powerful collection includes essays by historians, poets, columnists, a variety of academics, and more. Below is a list of articles included in the special edition.
Four hundred years after enslaved Africans were first brought to irginia, most Americans still don’t know the full story of slavery, Mary Elliott and Jazmine Hughes
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