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Juneteenth: An opportunity to celebrate progress but also recognize where more work can be done

Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. Watch this panel discussion on race relations held at the White House earlier this month that covers important issue areas from education to criminal justice reform. ...

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Keeping kids entertained—and educated—for free

During the coronavirus pandemic, parents juggling home responsibilities, their job, and taking care of kids are also focused on making sure their child’s learning continues. Here is a streaming service that focuses on a subject area that tends to get placed at the bottom rung of the educational ladder: American history. Students can learn "positive, patriotic, and unbiased history" through fun animated films and digital workbooks. ...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

I wanted to offer a quick break from coronavirus updates and highlight something I completely forgot about given the unique times we find ourselves in: Women’s History Month. Today, March 31, marks the last day of this annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and reflects on the problems women have faced and overcome to strengthen the role women play in society today....

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1776 Initiative Counters New York Times’ 1619 Project

The New York Times' reframing of American history through its 1619 Project has been criticized for its inaccuracies by many leading scholars and historians. But the most significant challenge yet to the controversial project, called the 1776 initiative, has recently been launched by a group of predominantly African-American academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, and community activists....

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