1619 Project

The conservative backlash to the acclaim of the widely-heralded 1619 Project by the New York Times Magazine has caused another controversy for journalist and 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones.

On Thursday (Sept 17), Trump announced that he would be creating a commission to promote "patriotic education" and adding that a grant program was developed to introduce a "pro-American curriculum." The move is largely political — and a reaction to a growing push by some academics for schools to teach an American history that better acknowledges slavery and systemic racism.