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Last week, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the Saving American History Act , which would “prohibit Federal funds from being made available to teach the 1619 Project curriculum in elementary schools and secondary schools.” The 1619 Project is a New York Times series that commemorates the year that enslaved Africans were first brought to the Virginia colony and treats slavery as fundamental to U.S. culture and development. Some historians have criticized the project, and Cotton decries it as “ left-wing garbage ” and “ anti-American rot .”. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Cotton’s legislation insists that the “self-evident truths” stated in the Declaration of Independence ... Full story

7 days ago, 30 July