Tuesday, August 6, 10 p.m. 

Evolution of America: 1619 to Today explores the pivotal events which took place in the seemingly obscure year of 1619, and have both bedeviled and helped define the United States. From the initial incarnation of representative government in the New World to the arrival of the first Africans to the English colony, these events played an important part of shaping the American experience. Coupled with two other key events that year, they have remained integral to political and social life in the U.S. “Man-on-the-street” interviews establish the lack of modern knowledge about these water-shed events which lead to conversations with historical experts on the how and why these events became significant in the story of America and how they resonate today.