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Sugar, slavery and 'commitment to truth' in U.S. history

Clip: 08/22/2019 | 7m 46s

It has been 400 years since the first African slaves arrived in what is now the U.S. In observance, The New York Times' 1619 Project spotlights lesser-known parts of American history related to slavery. Harvard University’s Khalil Gibran Muhammad has analyzed how American sugar production cemented slavery within the U.S. economy -- and how its legacy endures. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 08/22/19

Rating: NR

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