Currently, there is a bill in Congress aimed at pulling funding from schools that teach the 1619 project. (Insert Eye Roll Here). Luckily that bill likely won’t get far, but we do encourage you to listen to more about the 1619 Project on the New York Times Podcast of the same name.
“Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.
“1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment.”