Slavery was the cause of the Civil War. Yet, some students are only just learning this today. This is partly because, after the war ended, some white southerners started organizations dedicated to promoting textbooks that taught that the war wasn’t about slavery, but rather about “states’ rights.” These false narratives continue to affect the way students are being taught Civil War history today. So why aren’t they taught the truth? And how does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
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