If you haven’t yet heard about the 1619 Project, it’s “a major initiative” by the New York Times Magazine that seeks to examine our country’s history as if it began in 1619, the year the first slave ship arrived in Virginia. It’s a provocative idea, but, as National Review’s Jim Geraghty points out, this ambitious attempt to “reframe American history” omits some pretty significant African American historical figures:

How does ignoring the contributions and historical significance of people like Crispus Attucks, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass paint a full picture of the African American experience? Their triumphs have a legacy, too.

Well said. You can read Geraghty’s full piece here.