George Washington Meets Black Lives Matter

Detail from John Trumbull’s 1780 painting of General George Washington with an enslaved aide, Billy Lee (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

“Where am I?” George Washington sat up in his hospital bed, blinking.

“Good morning, Mr. President,” a young woman stepped forward. “It is an honor to meet you. You are in a time machine. We are scientists from the year 2241.”

“What is this?” Washington reached for the IV needle in his left arm.

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History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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Brian Scott MacKenzie

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History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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