Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The History Wars: Debating the 1619 Project and CRT


Price for Members: $85
Price for Non-Members: $127
Date/Time: Wednesdays May 25, June 1, (no class June 8) 15, 22, 29 and July 6   1:00-3:00
Instructor: Richard Bell, Ph.D. Harvard University; B.A., University of Cambridge, Professor of History at University Maryland, College Park
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Legislators in many states have since passed laws to ban it from school curriculum’s, along with the teaching of Critical Race Theory—or CRT. In this six-part course, University of Maryland historian Richard Bell will take us back to basics. We’ll push past the headlines and talk candidly about what The 1619 Project says and doesn’t say, and what CRT means for the teaching of American history. To do so, we will get as close as we can to the subjects—like the American Revolution, the Constitution, Abraham Lincoln, and Reconstruction—around which so many of these debates have swirled. Here’s a debate that does indeed need getting back to basics. OLLI and Professor Bell will deliver it. (ONLINE – * no class June 8)


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Richard Bell, PhD, Harvard University, BA, University of Cambridge

Event Details

Date: 2022-05-25

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.



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