Carol Swain to Participate in Complete History of America Consortium


Former Vanderbilt University political science professor Carol Swain is scheduled to participate on Friday in a project titled 1776 The Complete History of America and Black Americans the 1619 Project Won’t Tell.

According to a press release, Bob Woodson of the Washington, D.C.-based Woodson Center has formed and will introduce a consortium of top black academics, columnists, social service providers, business leaders and clergy from across America. These Americans, the press release went on to say, are committed to telling the complete history of America and black Americans from 1776 to present with a look to the future in answer to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous question, “Where do we go from here?”

According to a press release, the Woodson Center’s mission “is to transform lives, schools, and troubled neighborhoods, from the inside out.”

In addition to Swain, other participants include:

• Clarence Page, Syndicated Columnist

• Shelby Steele, Hoover Institution

• Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics and Social Sciences, Brown University

• John Sibley Butler, Professor of Constructive Capitalism, University of Texas Business School

• Robert Cherry, Professor of Economics, Brooklyn College

• Jason Hill, Philosophy Professor, DePaul University

• Coleman Hughes, Contributor, Columbia University student

• Wilfred Reilly, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kentucky State University

• John Wood, Jr., Director of Public Outreach, Better Angels

• Carl Hardrick, Crisis Intervention Specialist, The Carl Hardrick Institute

• Shirley Stanfill, Founder and President, House of Help City of Hope

• Jon Ponder, Founder & CEO, Hope for Prisoners

• Robert Bracy, CEO, Pinnacle Business Management

• Latasha Fields, Christian Home Educators Support System

• Paul & Cindy Grodell, Pastors, Beyond the Walls Church

• Willie Peterson, Pastor of the NewBirth Kimmelbrook Baptist Church

• Taleeb Starkes, best-selling author

• Darryl Webster, Senior Pastor, Senior Pastor of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church

• Gary & Patricia Wyatt, He Brought Us Out Ministry

• Joseph Young, Filmmaker, Hartford Animation & Film Institute (HAFI)

• John H. McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University

• Jubal Garcia, Senior Pastor of Outcry in the Barrio and Metanoya Church

According to a press release, 1776 is an assembly of independent voices who uphold our country’s authentic founding virtues and values and challenge those who assert America is forever defined by its past failures, such as slavery. “We seek to offer alternative perspectives that celebrate the progress America has made on delivering its promise of equality and opportunity, and highlight the resilience of its people. Our focus is on solving problems,” the writer of the press release said.

“We do this in the spirit of 1776, the date of America’s true founding.”

The event is scheduled for Friday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W. Washington DC 20045, First Amendment Lounge- 13th Floor.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]







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