History

How Is the Story of America Told? Illuminating History to Better Understand the Past, the Present and Our Future

History can be an exciting and fascinating window into the past—learning about inspiring people and how they helped create what we have today. But there are some parts of history that are painful and difficult to tell. Oftentimes these traumatic events in our past might be downplayed, misrepresented or left out altogether, depending on who …

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The 1619 Project: Revealing the Truth About Slavery and Its Legacy

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 14 On a warm sunny day, New York Times journalist Nicole Hannah-Jones stands on shoreline of Old Point Comfort, Virginia, with the waves lapping beside her and the seagulls chirping above. In the first epsiode of the 1619 podcast, she pauses for a moment to imagine what her ancestors and the …

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History for Young People

By: August Kaiser Age, 11 and Indykids staff Kids aren’t always being taught the truth about Native American history, and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz wants this to change, so she encourages them to learn about history from resources produced by Native Americans and other communities of color who are often either misrepresented in textbooks or left …

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