August 2019 we must commemorate the first 20-30 West Africans who were forced into perpetual bondage this month in 1619. Peabody award recipient and MacArthur Genius Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones lead a group of journalist, writers, and poets to create a journalistic piece of work they simply call the 1619 Project distributed through New York Times Magazine. I read several significant quotes from Nikole's introductory essay. This is a moment where we honor our ancestors and become more aware of how their struggle brought us to a place where we speak louder, dream bigger, and reach higher. Below are direct links to the piece as well as additional teaching aids and link to the official podcast accompanying the project. Thanks for listening please Rate, Review, Subscribe and Share.

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