Why 1619 Is the Pivotal Date in American History We All Need to Recognize

History is imperfect. Depending on who is depicting the past, certain truths go untold. That is the lesson of 1619, a year that (until recently) few people understood as significant in American and African-American history. Here's everything you need to know about its importance, plus a roundup of ways to celebrate Black history this month — and beyond.

Why 1619 Is the Pivotal Date in American History We All Need to Recognize

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