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Texas’ 1836 Project aims to promote “patriotic education,” but critics worry it will gloss over state’s history of racism

The project is essentially an advisory committee designed to promote the state’s history to Texas residents, largely through pamphlets given to people receiving driver’s licenses.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, The Texas Tribune
Posted 6/9/21

When Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill this week creating what’s called the “1836 Project,” he touted it as a way to promote the state’s exceptionalism. The name mirrors the …

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