This last August, the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of slaves arriving to this country. Some even want to date the birth of the United States with this significant event. Certainly, slavery has been a huge factor in our history.
The New York Times, for its part, has begun “The 1619 Project” with its printing of an issue of its magazine on August 18. Very few aspects of American life have not been touched by the advent of the ship that arrived at Point Comfort in what was then the British colony of Virginia.
Check out the Virginia commemoration here and check out the New York Times Magazine from our newspaper section of the periodicals shelves by the café.