“has drawn criticism from its beginning for its claims”
Nikole Hannah-Jones has admitted that this is just about controlling the narrative.
The College Fix reports:
Howard Law School hosts ‘1619 Project Read-Along’
Howard University’s law school hosted a “1619 Project Read-Along” on Sunday with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a professor and major contributor to the New York Times’ project.
“This event will focus on ‘Democracy,’ chapter 1 of ‘The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,’ as the first of six culminating events of ‘The 1619 Project Read Along: A Classroom Without Walls,’ launched in October 2022,” a news release from Howard, where Hannah-Jones teaches, stated.
The initiative makes the claim that America began when slaves arrived in Virginia in 1619 and that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery, a claim questioned by scholars such as Mary Grabar.
The event also featured Lisa Crooms-Robinson, a Howard University constitutional law professor, for a conversation moderated by a Howard student.
Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications, the Pulitzer Center, and Penguin Random House co-hosted the event.
“The ‘1619 Project’ is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that placed slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative,” according to its website.
The ‘1619 Project’ issue of New York magazine was adapted into a book published by One World Press in 2021, according to the New York Times.
Historians, other scholars have criticized the project on factual grounds
The “1619 Project” has drawn criticism from its beginning for its claims. The NY Times itself even quietly edited some of the more contended claims, such as that the year slaves first arrived in America was the real founding of the United States.
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