Among the namesakes the commission targeted for removal were Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.
Section 754 of a bill presented by House Democrats proposes to regulate names on federal property based on ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion,’ which really means discriminating by race and ethnicity.
American colonial leaders in the 18th century and Martin Luther King, Jr. both fused religious beliefs with philosophical principles to motivate action.
Journalists, activists, and mob members alike have failed to use legitimate quotes, often leading to putting words in the Founding Fathers’ mouths.
Among those mentioned were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.
In 2015 Lin Manuel-Miranda made a bold choice casting non-white actors as the founding fathers. How would that go over today?
Radical activist mobs toppling statues across the country aren’t just wrong about the contributions of Thomas Jefferson, they’re wrong about the Founding.
Berkeley school board member Ka’Dijah Brown said renaming the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.
Every conservative who compromised on tearing down confederate statues is complicit in the destruction of art across the country.
James Madison hated fighting in the world of public opinion and parties until he was left with no other choice.
“Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, [Washington] wasn’t protecting my freedoms,” Rye said.
Churchgoers across the country are reasserting their fundamental rights of conscience—rights that too many political leaders have forgotten or denied.
The 1619 Project’s flagship essay has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, despite the fact that it underwent a major correction and has been criticized as revisionist history by leading historians.
Classical architecture offers the possibility of restoring beauty to gain respect for the work public buildings do in contributing to the common good.
As a reforged connection to the rest of the Anglosphere beckons, Britain now feels the same shaky optimism its former colony once felt — trying to chart an independent way ahead, coming out of an empire.
The rhetoric of rights is appealing. Label whatever you want a ‘right’ and you tip the scales in your favor. However appealing the tactic may be, however, is conceptually incorrect and politically dangerous.
The president was right. First, they came for the Confederates, and then they very quickly came for everyone else, the Founders included.
By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.
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