Central to the Black Lives Matter movement is this premise that America was born for one purpose in mind: as a slave state. This rewriting of our national history comes from Nikole Hannah-Jones, a radical BLM activist who published a series of articles in the New York Times Magazine in 2019 titled: 1619 Project.
Hannah-Jones’ articles were so patently false that the Times had to issue an update saying there is really no evidence that the first Americans fought the Revolutionary War to “preserve slavery.”
However, the Times also said “we should be careful not to assume unanimity on the part of the colonists,” meaning there is a possibility some colonists fought to preserve slavery, but we just don’t have that in writing.
Historian and best-selling author Craig Shirley blasted Oprah and the 1619 Project: “Does it surprise anybody that after millions of words and hundreds of accounts and dozen of historians that not one said the Revolutionary War was about preserving slavery? Once again, the left lies about the past in order to control the future.”
“When the #1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation. Today, I am honored to be a part of @nhannahjones’ vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y’all!” Winfrey tweeted.
Now, Oprah steps in to use the wealth and fame she gained—thanks to our American way of life and our Founding Fathers’ principles—to make a movie to malign their character and true motivations. She’s stomping on the graves of true revolutionaries for liberty like the Minutemen militia and George Washington’s Continental Army, who against all odds defeated the British, who were the most powerful military in the world.
Hannah-Jones called Oprah Winfrey “a trailblazer and beacon to so many Black journalists.” She added: “I am excited for this opportunity to extend the breadth and reach of ‘The 1619 Project’ and to introduce these stories of Black resistance and resilience to even more American households.”
This abomination, the 1619 Project, is also being implemented in public schools across the country so our kids will be indoctrinated with this bogus narrative of our nation’s founding.
“The 1619 Project—The New York Times Magazine’s much-vaunted series of essays about the introduction of African slavery to the Americas—will now be taught in K-12 schools around the country,” Reason Magazine reports.
“The series sparked almost instant controversy by claiming that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery. Several prominent historians, including one who consulted on the series, have disputed the claim and called out Nikole Hannah-Jones’ central essay for factual inaccuracies,” Breitbart reports.
The Times mostly ignored the objections and Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize. Hannah-Jones made headlines last month after she said it’d be an “honor” if violent and deadly riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death were remembered as the “1619 Riots.”
Americans ripped Oprah’s new project on social media. Here are some of the tweets.
“The vision of many Black elites in this country is to have a relationship with the poor and disenfranchised like the one their white counterparts have. Suffering becomes entertainment. Truth is based on how well connected you are,” tweeted Gabriel Piemonte.