The 1619 Project
"The 1619 Project" author read excerpts from King's speeches without telling anyone that she was doing so, leading the audience to think King's words were hers.
The right-wing Republican wants to allow parents to sue school districts over teaching CRT and recoup legal fees.
The book, inspired by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones' Pulitzer Prize-winning "1619 Project," will be released in late December.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faced backlash when the Pulitzer-winning journalist was not given a tenured position upon her appointment.
The University of North Carolina's failure to offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones upon her appointment is shameful, several public figures wrote.
"We demand explanations from the university’s leadership at all levels,” their statement read.
"It's going to have a chilling effect on social studies and civics teachers across the state," said Democratic state Rep. James Talarico.
The Pulitzer-winning journalist said efforts to censor the project, which examines American racism since 1619, are about "trying to prohibit the teaching of ideas they don’t like."
Calling it "divisive, radical propaganda," McConnell slammed the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project on slavery's critical role in American history.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses "The 1619 Project," as well as education equality in the age of coronavirus.