In recent years, the world of television underwent a quiet transformation of sorts. Gone are the days of taking the whitewashed version of history we've all been spoon-fed at face value. The truth is in more and more of what we watch, whether it's Watchmen teaching us about the Tulsa massacre, or black-ish teaching us how almost every modern race-related issue finds its origin in American Slavery. However, these are fictional shows, and the truth, as well as the messages behind it, can get lost in a studio's effort to, you know, make money. This brings us to the topic at hand: facts and attempts to both share and protect them. The 1619 Project is Hulu's newest documentarian endeavor created specifically in pursuit of those two ends. This isn't just about representation anymore. It's about reframing the legacy of these United States by getting to the truth.
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