October 2019

1619 – The New York Times

This is a series that “examines the long shadow of slavery”. Starting with the arrival of a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans in the English colony of Virginia, in August 1619. It looks at an interesting range of slavery’s impacts – such as how it shaped the economy, American music, the ownership of land. I am really enjoying short series like this one. Series that go deep on an issue with engaging storytelling and high production values. The host, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is straightforward and authentic. I like show she shares her own personal stories. Here’s the first ep but I strongly recommend the whole series.