The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice recently presented a panel discussion at NJPAC on the role of slavery in America – and in New Jersey.

Investigative reporter, Nikole Hannah-Jones, covers civil rights and racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine.

This year marks the 400th year of Black people being brought to Virginia as slaves. The 1619 Project with The New York Times takes a raw look at America’s relationship with slavery and the impact that remains in present day.

Before the show, we caught up with Marley Dias, author of ‘Marley Dias Gets it Done and So Can You’ and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to get the youth perspective of why dialogue about slavery is so important in today’s society.