The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project On August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has...
The 1619 Podcast

The 1619 Podcast

The 1619 Podcast “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No...
Life Aboard a Slave Ship

Life Aboard a Slave Ship

Life Aboard a Slave Ship From approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; nearly 2 million slaves would perish on their...
The Middle Passage

The Middle Passage

The Middle Passage Of the 12.5 million Africans loaded onto 35,000 Atlantic ships by American and European slave traders, few left personal written accounts of their ordeal. Some of their life experiences were described as entries in the voluminous commercial papers...