Fake History

  • TikTok Spurs Frenzy over Fake Photos of Nanjing Atrocities

    A Minnesota antiques dealer's mistake in identifying historical photos in a donated album intersected with the virality of social media and the still-raw international resentments over Japanese atrocities during its conquest and occupation of China to create a fake history furor. 

  • A Short History of Fake History, and Why We Fight for the Truth

    by Robert S. Mcelvanie

    One of the most important parts of the civil rights struggle was an interracial effort to fight against a narrative of fake history that had been institutionalized in and out of the Jim Crow South—the white supremacist mythology of the "lost cause." That legacy should guide schools today.