“There is a history beyond what my history books tell me,” says Mark Charles, Navajo speaker, writer and historian. This narrative missing from the “told” American story is one that Mark embodies. It is a fresh perspective that we desperately need in America, but it is a hard reality to face. Can we challenge ourselves to hear this perspective and find a shared American truth? Join us as we discuss the foundations upon which America was built, including the Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, and the genocide of America’s native people.
Martin Luther King, Jr. worked for a true peace, which as he put it, requires tension. Today’s conversation is an opportunity to embrace that tension in hopes of gaining a more complete understanding of who we are and who we could become.
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