White House Attacks Howard Zinn, the 1619 Project, and the Zinn Education Project

Collage of Peoples History book, 1619 Project, Zinn Education ProjectAt the White House Conference on American History,  speakers (including President Trump) attacked Howard Zinn, the New York Times 1619 Project, and the Zinn Education Project. As Brett Wilkins reported at Common Dreams, “Educators fired back a series of tweets defending the project and accusing the president of spreading ‘McCarthy-like’ and ‘fascist’ ideas.”

Wilkins writes:

Progressive educators and historians fired back on Friday a day after President Donald Trump took aim at the late historian Howard Zinn and the 1619 Project, and vowed to “restore patriotic education” in American schools he accused of teaching “hateful lies about this country.”

Speaking on stolen Nacotchtank land just steps away from where Black slaves were bought and sold on the National Mall, Trump delivered an extraordinary Constitution Day address at the National Archives Museum full of patriotic platitudes and praise for the nation’s “glorious” history.

The president — who lives in an executive mansion built by slaves — attacked U.S. education, claiming that teaching the “toxic” and “horrible doctrine” of critical race theory is “a form of child abuse in the truest sense of the word.”

From Brut America Media:

Howard Zinn on How History is Taught

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