- Sep 30 2020
- 8:30 am - 9:30 am
NYT 1619 Podcast, Episode 5
This week’s NYT 1619 podcast episode: “The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1” (Total time length: 29:16)
150 years after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of dispossession. The Provosts, who trace their family to the enslaved workers on Louisiana’s sugar-cane plantations, know this story well. Released on Oct. 4, 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.