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Nikole Hannah-Jones: “The America that comes into being in 1619 is the multiracial country that we are”


In a new anthology of African American history called “Four Hundred Souls”, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones writes in her essay, Arrival, about the origin of the first Black Americans, who arrived on the White Lion a year before the Mayflower. “We tended to treat these histories as if they’re running in parallel, when in fact they’re intertwined.”