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1619 Project



  • Why President Trump is Targeting the 1619 Project

    by Julian Zelizer

    "There is nothing unpatriotic about a clear-eyed view of our nation's past. Indeed, understanding the problems and failures at the center of our nation is to take our history seriously."



  • What Trump is Missing About American History

    by Leslie M. Harris and Karin Wulf

    "Journalists and politicians are examples of two groups that are differently but equally susceptible to a desire for clarity and simplicity about the historical past. But the past is rarely clear and was never simple."


  • Trump's "History Conference" Attacks Critical History

    Trump attempted to make school history curriculum a culture war front and pledged to establish a "1776 Commission" to ensure patriotic history education. CONTENT WARNING: Some historians responded with swear words.



  • US History: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it’s in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.



  • What the 1619 Project Really Means

    by Timothy Messer-Kruse

    Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse argues that critics from both ends of the political spectrum have misunderstood the project.