The 1619 Project Book Study
Wednesdays at 4:30pm starting January 12, 2022

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.

The 1619 Project. What is it?

According to the NYTimes, “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The Near York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

Join in a church-wide opportunity to learn more about this history and what it means to us today. There is a group meeting Wednesdays at 430pm. You can join us at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85968520587?pwd=NHpNdTRqZGw4UzdQTUcva1NWNWovQT09 Meeting ID: 859 6852 0587

Passcode: 48167

Or join us in listening to the weekly podcast produced by the NY Times. This week we are listening to Episode 1: “The Fight for a True Democracy.” It can be found at the following link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/podcasts/1619-slavery-anniversary.html

 

Contact Rev. Alice if you have any questions: aford@fumcnorthville.org