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They point their students to a lifelong quest for truth. The 1619 Project’s curriculum, created by the Pulitzer Center (no relation to the prizes) for The New York Times, fails to give teachers and students a reliable resource — because instead of treating history as inquiry, it uses history for crude ideological ends.What's so important about 1619 anyway?
An important turning point in American history occurred at Jamestown in 1619 as the first freely elected assembly met to make "just Laws" for the fledgling colony. Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course of history.Who created the 1619 project?
The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism project developed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine which "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States ' national narrative."