By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project, a special edition of The New York Times Magazine. Legislators in many states have since passed laws to ban it from school curriculums, along with the teaching of Critical Race Theory—or CRT.
In this four-part class, historian Richard Bell will push past the headlines and talk candidly about what The 1619 Project says and doesn’t say, and what CRT means for the understanding of American history.
Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize.
No required materials and no first reading assignment.
Cost and Registration
Four sessions, $185 ($166.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
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