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As a member of the 1836 Project Advisory Committee, I’m writing to take issue with an opinion article about our work that Texas Monthly published by Leah LaGrone, an assistant professor at Weber State University who focuses on women in Texas history, and Michael Phillips, a senior research fellow and scholar of race relations at Southern Methodist University.The authors suggested that I and other members of the 1836 Project Advisory Committee are dulling the senses of Texans “with self-serving fables” and “deceitful propaganda” and are creating a “sanitized and whitewashed history” of Texas. LaGrone and Phillips attacked the messengers, citing the 1776 report commissioned by then-president Donald Trump and writing, “The backgrounds of the committee members of Texas’s 1836 Project . . . indicate it will be similarly flawed.”…
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