A new school year is beginning, and like clockwork, the revisionist history plans for the public schools are making the news.
The New York Times has launched the 1619 Project, with the goal to reframe American history all in terms of race and slavery. Someone needs to get the news to the New York Times that Americans fought a war from 1861-65 to eliminate slavery, and passed multiple amendments to the Constitution from that time into the 20th century to address race-based oppression.
A major goal of the 1619 Project is to take the reframing message to schools. The Times has joined an organization called the Pulitzer Center (which, it should be noted, is not the organization that hands out the Pulitzer Prize) to create a 1619 Project curriculum. “Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom,” the center says in a message to teachers.
– Byron York, New goal for New York Times: ‘Reframe’ American history, and target Trump too
Then there’s Howard Zinn’s Anti-American Propaganda Takes Over the Smithsonian, with the annual angst over Columbus Day.
‘Teach-ins’ at the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian and in New York City promise anti-historical indoctrination from socialist Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
– Mary Graber for The Federalist
See Celebrating Columbus to bring balance to the debate, and use The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic to correct the blatant falsehoods.