President Donald Trump blasted the 1619 Project as “ideological poison” that will “dissolve the civic bonds” of the United States while speaking at the White House Conference on American History Thursday.
The 1619 Project is a series of essays in New York Times Magazine, which work to reexamine the nation’s legacy of history. “It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative,” reads a statement on the project’s website.
“Our children are instructed from propaganda tracks like those of Howard Zinn that to try to make students ashamed of their own history. The left his warped, distorted, and defiled the American