Bookmarked Letter to the Editor: Historians Critique The 1619 Project, and We Respond (nytimes.com)

Five historians wrote to us with their reservations. Our editor in chief replies.

The debates over ‘the facts’ associated with the 1619 project reminds me the History Wars in Australia.
Listened The Birth of American Music from kottke.org

I’ve been slowly making my way through various aspects of the NY Times’ ambitious 1619 Project spearheaded up by Nikole Hannah-Jones, including the excellent podcast. In the third episode of the podcast (and in a related article), Times critic Wesley Morris shares an impressionistic and informative timeline of how black music became the sound of America, from the minstrel performers of the 1800s to Motown.