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The Difficult Truth of 1619 — #6

A blog category examining the difficult truth found in The 1619 Project.

In late August, 1619, 20-30 enslaved Africans landed at Point Comfort, today’s Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., aboard the English privateer ship White Lion. In Virginia, these Africans were jtraded in exchange for supplies. Several days later, a second ship (Treasurer) arrived in Virginia with additional enslaved Africans. Both groups had been captured by English privateers from the Spanish slave ship San Juan Bautista. They are the first recorded Africans to arrive in England’s mainland American colonies.

Difficult U.S. Presidential truth …

“[T]en of this nation’s first twelve Presidents were enslavers.“ p. 19

And look at this “poster” I found while Googling “Presidents who owned slaves” …

We don’t see these truths in Presidents Day coloring books.

And why is truth “indoctrinating” and “brainwashing” our children?

Are we so weak as a people that we cannot hear and bear truth?

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