1619, Anyone?

If you’ve been with us for a while, you undoubtedly know that AIER’s Phil Magness has been an outspoken critic of the New York Times 1619 Project. You can have a look at his conversation with Bill Walton, or read his analysis of the 1619 Project’s many errors, or even have a listen to his two-part conversation with me and Antony Davies on Words & Numbers to get a sense of the types of criticisms he offers.

But if all of this only serves to whet your appetite, you’re in luck. Phil will next take up the 1619 Project at the Soho Forum on April 20, addressing the resolution: The New York Times book The 1619 Project, and the Hulu video series based on it, are important contributions to our understanding of slavery and the role of African Americans in American history.

Opposing Phil, and in the affirmative, will be historian Woody Holton of the University of South Carolina.

So if you are planning on being in New York City on April 20, or if you would like to go to New York City on April 20, you can find ticket information here.

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This article, 1619, Anyone?, was originally published by the American Institute for Economic Research and appears here with permission. Please support their efforts.

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