By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was a special edition of The New York Times Magazine that tried to focus readers’ attention upon the centrality of race slavery in American history. We’ll push past the headlines and the posturing and test four of The 1619 Project’s central claims against the evidence in the historical record. After class, in-person participants will have a chance to chat with Dr. Bell and enjoy light refreshments.