International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The 1619 Project and 1776 Report: A Guide for Educators
Lindon Ratliff, Ph.D.

During the days following the January 6th riots a report was issued by the Trump administration that’s effect on education is slowly spreading. On Martin Luther King Jr. day, January 18, 2021 two days before the end of Trump’s presidency, the 1776 Report was released. The report was immediately attacked by numerous historians and associations. However, in the two years that have followed its release, seeds of the report are beginning to appear in educational doctrine and policies across the nation. The purpose of this article is to reflect on the events of the release of the report, connect it to a competing project and provide resources to high school social studies teachers attempting to instruct on these studies.

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