- Sep 01 2020
- 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NYT 1619 Podcast, Episode 1
This week’s NYT 1619 podcast episode: “The Fight for a True Democracy” (Total time length: 42:24)
In 1776, the nation was founded on the ideal of democracy. In 1619, when enslaved Africans first arrived in what would become the United States, black people began the fight to make that ideal a reality. Released on Aug. 23, 2019.
“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. Listen to the episodes below, or read the transcripts by clicking the icon to the right of the play bar. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/1619podcast.