From Jerry Newcombe: "Already the Woodson Center has seen some changes: “As a result of our essays that we wrote … Nikole Hannah-Jones, who was the author of the 1619 Project actually revised it … We forced them to back away from, and change, the reasons for the Revolutionary War,” [said Mr. Woodson]. Initially, the 1619 Project promoted the false idea that America’s War for Independence was held for the purpose of protecting slavery.
Dr. Carol Swain argues that the 1619 Project sends a “very crippling message to our children” by conveying the idea that racism is in our national DNA. It basically says that no matter how hard you try, you will always be a victim of hopelessly racist America." Read the full essay here.