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Awarding of Pulitzer Prize to the Deeply Flawed ‘1619 Project’ Highlights What’s Wrong With Many of Our Institutions

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”—despite being riddled with historical inaccuracies–is now the winner of a Pulitzer Prize, an outcome that is unfortunate but utterly unsurprising.

The award was given specifically to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the architect of the 1619 Project.

But her lead essay in the project has been lambasted by historians as inaccurate, in large part because of her assertion that the American colonists fought the Revolution to protect slavery. That contention flowed from the project’s stated goal of showing that the country’s true founding was in 1619, when the first slaves from Africa were brought to the United States, …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal


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