By William A. Schambra and Bob Woodson | Wall Street Journal
The home of the American Quaker and abolitionist Levi Coffin, which functioned as a stop on the Underground Railroad, in Cincinnati, 1905. - PHOTO: FELIX KOCH/CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER/GETTY IMAGES
Hulu’s ‘1619 Project’ series focuses on victimhood and ignores the achievements of African-Americans.
The Hulu docuseries of “The 1619 Project” purports to “examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.” But the program, which began airing right before the start of Black History Month, isn’t telling the whole story. Viewers won’t hear about Americans’ remarkable resistance to and triumph over slavery, which led to flourishing black communities and unprecedented achievements. Without that context, it’s impossible to understand the real black American story.