Book cover of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country‚Äôs original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States. […Learn More]