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1619: Part of anti-racism work is being critical of mainstream historical narratives

Hannah-Jones immerses listeners in a sensorily-rich and badly needed historical education about the contributions of Black Americans to democracy, to the adherence of the law to the Constitution, and to all civil rights movements.

In 1619 The White Lion arrived on the shores of Point Comfort. This is where listeners join Nikole Hannah-Jones at the beginning of the first episode of 1619, “The Fight for a True Democracy.”

She takes listeners on a journey from the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence, to the police brutality that blinded veteran Isaac Woodard hours after his honourable discharge, to the Civil Rights Movement, and to her own childhood grappling with her father’s sense of American pride. Hannah-Jones immerses listeners in a sensorily-rich and badly needed historical education about the contributions of Black Americans to democracy, to the adherence of the law to the Constitution, and to all civil rights movements.

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