I read a startling article last week that made me a bit angry and I spent quite a bit of time thinking about how to construct a commentary that described why the study of history needs to be multifaceted. Our founding fathers were not unidimensional, and they were not perfect. We must teach about all sides of our past and tell a more accurate story. I’m grateful that someone much more knowledgeable than me wrote an incredibly thoughtful response.
When you have some time, please read the article and the response.
Will History Only Remember the Founders as Slaveowners?
An open letter to White people who tire of hearing about slavery when they visit slave plantations: especially Suzanne Sherman.