Byron York And Guy Discuss The New York Time’s “1619 Project” And How They Plan To Rewrite The Founding Of America.
2019 marks 400 years since the first people of African descent were brought to this country, spurring the atrocity of American slavery. Last Sunday, the New York Times Magazine released an issue titled “The 1619 Project” that delves deep into America’s origin as a nation built on slavery. Led by the New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah Jones, the special edition issue features contributions from a range of Black scholars, journalists, writers and artists. According to Jones, “The 1619 Project” examines the enduring story of Black people in America and reframes “the way we understand our nation, the legacy of slavery, and most importantly, the unparalleled role Black people have played in this democracy.”