1619 is still cited as the year that enslaved Africans first arrived in the United States. But a new epic book gives more evidence to the contrary. We spend the hour speaking with historian Gerald Horne about his new book, The Dawning Of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White supremacy, Settler Colonialism and Capitalism, in the Long Sixteenth Century.
Headlines: At the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Muriel Bowser condemns actions of Trump’s federal troops while her own police continue to violate the civil rights of DC anti-racism protesters…Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is scheduled to testify before Congress and a protest is scheduled for outside his DC home…The Poor People’s Campaign continues to pressure Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the next pandemic relief bill, the Heroes Act, which also provides funding for the postal service…Thomas O’Rourke reports on schools reopening in the midst of pandemic…An update on jailed journalist Julian Assange and this week in history.
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