Unlearning the Lies Our History Teachers Taught Us

The Connecticut Adventure, a fourth grade social studies textbook was pulled from the classrooms in January of 2017 for sanitizing slavery and forced assimilation into Christianity. Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media
A 1957 Virginia State School textbook said slaves were happy, often referring to them as servants.
In the text accompanying Strom Thurmond’s statue at the Statehouse grounds, the phrase: “The father of four children,” had the “four” replaced with “five” after Thurmond’s fatherhood of Essie Mae Washington-Williams became public.

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