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The New York Times takes a look back on slavery in the United States as we mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans. Nikole Hannah-Jones, who spearheaded the project, joins MSNBC’s David Gura.

typing this tweet from Williamsburg, Va., just down the road where the first enslaved Africans were brought to British settlements in America in 1619 —settlements that *literally erased* the Powhatan.

Thank you NY Times Magazine race correspondent Nikole Hannah for joining me on #PoliticsNation  to discuss the legacy of slavery in the United States as we mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans.

The New York Times takes a look back on slavery in the United States as we mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans. Nikole Hannah-Jones, who spearheaded the project, joined me on #PoliticsNation .

Discussing the legacy of slavery in the United States as we mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans w/ Nikole Hannah-Jones. #PoliticsNation 

2019 marks 400 years since the 1st recorded arrival of African slaves to the U.S. We explored the dark history of Ghana's coast castles, where Africans were held before being shipped off to a life of slavery

@tyrone_beason  travelled to South Carolina to explore the reparations debate. “Charleston as we know it wouldn’t exist today without enslaved Africans.” And today, 40% of black children there live in poverty.

@jeremiah4north , reading from “Drapetomania” - fake mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity.

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OPINION: It is clear that educational materials are unaffordable for the vast majority of South Africans

The latest update in white supremacy & toxic masculinity: organizers of the historic Hungarian pan-European picnic that began the end of the Iron Curtain love Orban, hate “Africans,” non-gender binary, believe Hungary is democratic.

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In August of 1619, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived at a port in Virginia. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to truthfully tell the story of black Americans — and of America itself. #1619project 

Today, the New York Times is launching the #1619Project , a collection of essays, criticism and art about how the America we know today didn’t start in 1776 — it started in August 1619, when a ship carrying enslaved Africans landed in Virginia

More than 20 enslaved Africans were brought to Virginia 400 years ago this month. This was the moment America began, writes Nikole Hannah-Jones. “Black Americans have also been, and continue to be, foundational to the idea of American freedom.”

William Wilberforce, who successfully campaigned to have British parliament ban the slave trade in 1807, used diagrams and models of the 'Brookes' slave ship to show the terrible conditions for the enslaved Africans on board (3/10)

Nobody, nobody enters a stadium like South Africans at a World Cup. AMANDLA!! 💪🏾

To @RepCummings  with love from Ghana, where we’re solemnly observing 400 yrs since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America. Thank you Elijah for fearlessly speaking truth.

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An annual Africa trade meeting was held with no Africans. Visas for all 100 African delegates were denied by the US.

"Shout out Oakland, California" "Shout out Westbrook" "Shout out my teammates" "Shout out to my real Africans out there" - Marshawn Lynch

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers

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“As an immigrant myself, I am tired of being called the worst of the worst. I am tired of hearing Mexicans be called rapists or Africans be called vulgarities that I cannot even repeat on this floor.” -

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