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ProudMNDemocrat

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Sat Mar 2, 2024, 06:47 PM Mar 2

I am currently reading The 1619 Project. WOW!!! [View all]

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Those who have NOT read this harrowing and thoughtful collection of poems, essays, and thoughts from the top African-American writers are missing out. The Preface by Nikole Hannah-Jones sets the scene of how this AMAZING book on African-American history reads. In her Preface, Hannah-Jones writes..."I put it something like this a few years ago, while reporting on school resegregation in Alabama; white Americans desire to be free of a past they do not want to remember; while Black Americans remain bound to a past they can never forget."

Stunning in history, rich in details, a host of harrowing stories from this Nation's past that began when the first enslaved Africans stepped on the shores of the North American continent in 1619. Chapters range from Democracy, Sugar, Fear, Politics, and more.

No wonder people/groups like DeSantis, Ivey, Moms for Liberty, etc., have banned this book. As a white woman, I am not feeling ashamed as I read this, but more SHOCKED at the IGNORANCE of millions of Americans who refuse to recognize the TRUTHS about Black African-American history and how the past relates to today in so many ways. There is no getting around the race issue. This well written book goes into it so eloquently.

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