With Good Reason: 1619, Past and Present

I came across this podcast from Virginia Humanities discussing various aspects of the African American experience. It starts with the 1619 landing of Africans at Jamestown in a conversation with Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University. The second part is a conversation with Dr. Richard Chew of Virginia State University discussing slavery and the profits made from it. The third section is a discussion of how the slave experience is whitewashed at many plantation museums, with Dr. Stephen Hanna of the University of Mary Washington, along with how the Whitney Plantation is overcoming this gap in historical memory with realistic interpretations of slavery and its brutality. Finally, the podcast concludes with a discussion of the black confederate myth along with teaching about slavery and emancipation with Dr. Gabriel Reich of Virginia Commonwealth University.

There’s a lot of great information here. You can access the podcast here.

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