In the scriptures, Paul talks about us being slaves to sin. In short book of Philemon, Paul returns Onesimus to his master and this passage has been used to justify slavery in generations past. Last month, the New York Times brought to our attention the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being transported to this country. The goal of Project 1619 is to reframe American history. Some 157 years before the colonists even decided they wanted to form their own country, 20 to 30 enslaved Africans were brought to our shores.