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How ‘The 1619 Project’ reveals democracy’s only hope for the future

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
From The Left

The first two episodes of “The 1619 Project,” a documentary series which premiered on Hulu on Thursday, brings to life the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times multimedia project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones.

As the first two episodes of “The 1619 Project” make dramatically clear, “the relentless buying, selling, insuring, and financing” of Black people “would help make Wall Street and New York City the financial capital of the world.”

At the same time, these episodes also reveal how Black folks represent American democracy’s beating heart; that heart has helped fuel...

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