Another “truth” has come to light.
The first one was when I learned that Christopher Columbus was NOT the first person to come up with the idea that the Earth is round. It wasn’t until college that they taught that the ancient Greeks were the first to show the Earth was round. Why did they lie to me in grade school? Did they think I couldn’t handle the truth at that age? WTF?
About a year or two ago it was brought to my attention that Jane Pittman (the famous black woman who lived to be 110 and experienced being a slave AND equal rights reform in the 1960s) was a fictional character. I didn’t believe it. I remember seeing the documantary in grade school. I remember the teacher telling us this is a true story. But yesterday I was in a book store and saw the book “Jane Pittman”. On the back cover it stated (rather vaguely) that the book is a work of fiction. She never existed! I can’t believe this! Why did they lie to me?