If we ever want to come together as a nation to provide a brighter future for our children, then we must stop denying our past

When my daughter was about 11 or 12 years old, I bought her the book entitled To Be a Slave by Julius Lester. I wanted to begin teaching her about the history of slavery — a history that directly involves our ancestors. My great, great grandfather on my mother’s side was born into slavery. He managed to escape at seventeen and married my great, great grandmother, a Native American woman who worked to free many enslaved Africans. …


A quick summary for writers interested in diving into this hot topic

Hi there. If you haven’t heard the news, we’re starting our first WEOC project. As a collective, we will focus on educating the public about The 1619 Project. This ongoing initiative, created by Nikole Hannah-Jones explores American history starting with 1619. The goal of this project is to realign educational curricula to explore and encompass Black history.

While many of us grew up learning history through a white-washed lens, Nikole Hannah Jones’s 1619 Project encourages America to change course. …

The Case for the 1619 Project

A special project amplifying the work of the NYT 1619 Project

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