The New York Times Magazine is doing a really important project in remembrance of 400 years since the beginning of chattel slavery in the United States. In my mind, essential reading for all Americans. I haven’t finished reading the whole magazine yet, but I watched the youtube stream of the introductory event, and my understanding is this project will be ongoing beyond the most recent edition of the magazine, including podcasts, future articles, teaching materials, etc. I don’t want to be too optimistic, but it seems like this might be an endeavor that really makes a difference in the effort to reframe the legacy of slavery in this country. Would love to have some respectful discussion on it on the internet, because twitter is wild and full of people’s hot takes who clearly haven’t read or engaged with the material at all.
For those without a nytimes subscription: http://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf (not sure how long that will be up, but I have a downloaded version if it goes down)