Black activists have created a new high school curriculum to combat the New York Times‘s 1619 Project, which they say omits black achievement.
Bob Woodson, a veteran of the civil rights movement, and Ian Rowe, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, created the 1776 Unites curriculum to share empowering historical stories of African Americans in the United States. The curriculum is a fundamental shift away from what its creators call the “victimhood mentality” of the 1619 Project, which teaches black students they face barriers to success due to systemic racism. Instead, 1776 Unites teaches students of all races how they can be “architects of their own future by embracing the principles of education, family, free enterprise, faith, hard work, and personal responsibility.”
Julie Gunlock, a scholar at the Independent Women’s Forum, told the Free Beacon that she’s thrilled with the new developments.
“The 1776 project does tremendous work to correct the efforts of those who prefer historical fiction over historical accuracy,” Gunlock said. “Their curriculum is an exciting pushback on efforts to deploy the ahistorical 1619 Project curriculum that so many schools use today.”
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