Vocal Point-Bob Woodson

Topic: The War on American History

There is a battle over American history today. One of the last acts of outgoing President Donald Trump was to honor a 1776 Commission. The purpose of this was to honor the memory of those who created this country—to preserve and pass on the true history of the nation. In contrast with this view, that America began in 1776 (when the founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain and dependence upon the Creator) is the 1619 Project of the New York Times. This view believes that America really began in 1619 when the first black slaves were brought to America. The 1619 Project has already begun to be taught in many of the nation’s schools. Meanwhile, 1776unites.com is a coalition of scholars, including prominent African-American academics. Their website states: “1776 Unites represents a nonpartisan and intellectually diverse alliance of writers, thinkers, and activists focused on solutions to our country’s greatest challenges in education, culture, and upward mobility.” [Emphasis theirs] Bob Woodson joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this battle over American history.

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