‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 16, 2019: Marking the August Date of African Presence in Jamestown 1619…Anniversaries of Ferguson and Bombings in Yemen…Headlines on Climate, Israel’s Banning of Tlaib and Omar…And More


Late August 2019 is the actual time period marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colony of Jamestown in 1619. So we have a rebroadcast of our interview with historian Gerald Horne about this international commemoration and opportunity to reexamine the world-altering impact of the enslavement of African people. And August has many anniversaries. From Mike Brown being shot to death by police in Ferguson five years ago, to the many historical markers of what is known as Black August, we remember how the past informs the present. 

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