Teach the Truth rally to protest push against “divisive concepts,” 1619 Project

The push to keep students from learning about the profound role racism played in U.S. history is getting pushback this weekend from teachers across the country, including those in Arkansas. Educators and supporters are invited to gather from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12 at the Trail of Tears marker by the intersection of Old Wire Road/Highway 265 and Randall Wobbe Lane in Springdale. The Teach the Truth rally, as it’s called, is one of at least 23 events planned nationwide to protest lawmakers’ efforts to prune away takes on American history that don’t center the white male perspective.