TV-G | YouTube | 6 min
Released in October of 2018
SUMMARY: In an engaging six minutes, Uncivil History gives the context surrounding the Pilgrims arrival on the shores of the Turtle Island, while dispelling some of the common myths associated with Thanksgiving.
KEY QUOTES: “There is nothing wrong with sharing a feast of thanks with loved ones. But remember the true events that started the holiday, and not the fairy tale.”
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