Phillip Magness, director of research and education at the American Institute for Economic Research, and Woody Holton, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, recently debated the resolution:
“The New York Times book The 1619 Project, and the Hulu video series based on it, are important contributions to our understanding of slavery and the role of African Americans in American history.”
Holton argued the affirmative, while Magness argued the negative. The event was hosted by The Soho Forum and held at the Sheen Center in New York City. Have a look at the debate and draw your own conclusions.