SOCIAL ISSUES

1619 Project marks 400 year anniversary of American slavery

BY Michael Hill, Correspondent |

The 1619 Project marks the 400 years since the “White Lion” brought the first Africans to Virginia in a trade for supplies — the beginning of the buying and selling of stolen humans to serve and work as slaves in America.

New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke about the project recently in front of a sold-out audience at NJ PAC.