The Provosts, a household of sugar-cane farmers in Louisiana, had labored the identical land for generations. When it turned tougher and tougher to maintain maintain of that land, June Provost and his spouse, Angie, didn’t know why — after which a telephone name modified their understanding of every part. Within the finale of “1619,” we hear the remainder of June and Angie’s story, and its echoes in a previous case that led to the most important civil rights settlement in American historical past.
On right this moment’s episode: June and Angie Provost; Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, producers for “1619”; and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of historical past, race and public coverage at Harvard College and the creator of “The Condemnation of Blackness.”
“1619” is a New York Occasions audio sequence hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Yow will discover extra details about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.