On August 18, 2019, the New York Times published “The 1619 Project,” a multifaceted and far-reaching initiative to retell the nation's history starting not with the revolutionary events at the end of the eighteenth century but with the year the first African slaves arrived in the British colonies at the beginning of the seventeenth. The authors were all African Americans: Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows, writers, artists, poets, professors, and photographers. The Times devoted the entire Sunday magazine to the project, printed related stories in other sections of the paper, and provided a link to free educational resources that are available to teachers interested in bringing the ideas and materials to...

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