This month the New York Times Magazine has been releasing a
remarkable set of essays titled The
1619 Project. August marks 400 years
since the first ship bearing enslaved Africans docked in Virginia colony.
This is more than a recounting of history. The project, in its own words, “aims to
reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and
placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at