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Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans demand the Biden administration revoke federal grants from schools that include the 1619 project in their curriculum

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Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to encourage public schools to strip from their curricula projects that he claims promotes “revisionism” of US history.

In a letter dated April 29, McConnell  and 38 other Senate Republicans specifically referenced the New York Times’ 1619 Project, created to mark the date of Africans arrived on American grounds. The project’s goal to is place “the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

McConnell said the 1619 Project and other programs strive to “reorient” US history details ⇒

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