Lawmakers Push to Ban '1619 Project' From Schools
Republican lawmakers in three states are seeking to ban the use of materials from the New York Times’ 1619 Project in state schools, claiming that the curriculum is biased against the United States. The 1619 Project, which is run by the New York Times, aims to reframe U.S. history by putting the legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at its center.
The project has been the target of Republican lawmakers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas since it was launched in 2016, but it has so far been successful in only one state, North Carolina. In North Carolina, Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully tried to get the curriculum banned in the state schools.