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The 1619 Project is a controversial project in the United States created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine. It is meant to change the country's history by talking about the effects of slavery. The project said that the United States was actually founded in 1619 when the first slaves arrived to the country.

The project was first published in August 2019 for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the Virginia colony.

The project was very controversial and had negative comments from many historians.

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