The NY Times’ 1619 Project was created by far-left Anti-American Socialists and Progressives (same thing), to try to convince the public that slavery was part of the DNA of America, and since DNA can't be changed, we must either destroy America and remake in their Socialist/Fascism image, or be condemned for perpetuity by the bloodied hands of people 400 years ago, and who we may have no relationship to. It has the nuance and introspection of the best the NYT has to offer, which is to say, that of an intellectual grammar schooler raised in terrorists anti-Capitalists cult after being educated in anti-American madrasa. Which based on the hiring filtes put on their staff, doesn't appear far from the reality. The stain from this efforts isn't on American History, but on the NYT for publishing it, or any readers not skeptical enough to see its blatant bias.
|1619 Project||1619 is a History effort, lead by the NYT to educate people on the evils of Slavery and America. It was the impetus behind most things and makes the founding fathers (and the Nation) into racist hypocrites.||This whole project is looking at America through a Progressive America haters lens. It pretends our DNA is infected with Slavery and Racism, and seen through that lens there's nothing we can do to change our DNA or History, thus we're doomed in perpetuity for the sins of our fathers.|
How bad is this effort? It's so bad that even the far-left World Socialist Website did interviews real Historians like the Pulitzer Prize-winning James McPherson (Princeton history professor on the Civil War), or multiple award winning James Oakes (Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York), or Pulitzer Prize winning Gordon Wood (professor emeritus at Brown University, specializing in the Revolutionary War) and they had to admit that it was, ‘Biased’ and ‘Anti-Historical’... and they're understating it. Disinformation and propaganda would be more accurate terms.
Not only were these distinguished experts in their field never contacted, they don't know anyone in their small circle of fellow expert historians who were contacted either. Instead the root of the 1619 Project are books by Sven Beckert, Ed Baptist and Walter Johnson, who according to James Oakes, "Collectively their work has prompted some very strong criticism from scholars in the field". Which is equivalent of saying, "some Historians have criticized the historical accuracy presented in Mein Kampf".
This means the World Socialist is more interested in truth and accuracy in journalism, and is to the right of the NYT on this effort.
Since this effort is anti-American and Anti-Capitalists, offers no balances or insights into what really happened, it is going to become the basis for high school education/indoctrination into Marxist ideology. 
There's real history, and the left's history -- they have very little in common. Very little. When I read Howard Zinn, or Karl Marx's view of the world -- it sounds like an average far left intersectional Democrats view of the world. While it has names in common with mine, the facts have been changed to protect the guilty and convict the innocent. more...