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1619 – a NY Times Audio Series examining the impact of slavery: #5 – Land Of Our Fathers – Part 1

16/04/2022

Important Note

There are concerns over factual accuracy and bias in this series, so accept it as a perspective, but one that may not be factual in all respects.

This episode – Land Of Our Fathers – Part 1

More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of loss and dispossession. June and Angie Provost, who trace their family line to the enslaved workers on Louisiana’s sugar-cane plantations, know this story well.

On today’s episode: The Provosts spoke with Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, producers for “1619.”

“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.

NB; Transcript is at NY Times Link

About this podcast

Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.

“1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment.

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