Travel back to 1619 when a ship arrived on the Virginia coast from England carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans who were then sold to the colonists living in what we now call the United States.
Im so grateful my sister shared this @nytimes podcast with me because it covered topics that were never taught in school growing up and helped me to realize the consequences that slavery has played all the way up to today.
It also made me question many of the beliefs I’ve held around the intentions of our founding fathers and other highly respected public figures that I’ve praised so highly in the past to end slavery. While they may have advocated to end slavery they still had no intention to treat white and black people equally. “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.” Nikole Hannah-Jones @colabird76
I highly suggest listening to this 5 part series to educate yourself.
Link to the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html