- Sep 15 2020
- 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NYT 1619 Podcast, Episode 3
This week’s NYT 1619 podcast episode: “The Birth of American Music” (Total time length: 34:25)
America heard the sound of complete artistic freedom in black music, and then claimed that music as its own. “And that’s ironic,” Wesley Morris tells us. “Because this is the sound of a people who, for decades and centuries, have been denied freedom.” Released on Sept. 6, 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.