Shifting Landscapes January 10 – The 1619 Project

January 19, 2022 Shifting Landscapes: The 1619 Project with Dr. Robert Cook

Dr. Robert Cook has graciously provided his notes for this talk:

The shifting landscape in education is the focus of the three January, 2022, sessions. Starting at 7 pm for the next three Mondays at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, the event looks specifically at the 1619 Project. Featured guest speaker for January 10th is Dr. Robert Cook, Professor Emeritus of American History, University of Sussex.

I enjoy teaching undergraduate courses at Sussex on the coming of the American Civil War, Civil War memory and African American history since Reconstruction and in 2019 taught an MA course on modern African American history at the Charles University in Prague.

Professor Robert Cook, Professor Emeritus, University of Sussex

Some questions people have about this Project include: What is the 1619 Project? How can something that’s supposedly been true since the beginning of the nation only surface now? Have there been other times when history has been “rewritten” or “revised”? How do you make sense of these fights about what’s historically true? Why dredge up the past?

Shifting Landscapes events will continue to be hosted at the Ludington Center for the Arts (LACA), 107 S Harrison Street, Ludington, from 7-8:30 PM, and available via Zoom at All sessions are free. Attendees are encouraged to register at For further information check the library’s website at or contact Trahey at or Portmann at

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