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History As It Happens

Jan 13, 2022

After The 1619 Project sparked a scholarly uproar over its provocative reinterpretation of U.S. history, the longtime activist and social conservative Bob Woodson decided it was time for the public to hear from Black scholars, intellectuals, and activists who rejected The New York Times’ controversial arguments. So he created the '1776 Unites' initiative. In this episode, Woodson discusses his approaches to activism, the study of history, and navigating America’s relentless culture wars and racial antagonisms. Instead of rejecting the nation's founders and its founding principles because they were denied to generations of Americans, Woodson says we must unify around them to battle oppression.