The story of the Pilgrims is one you think you may know by heart, having learned it during elementary school and having heard it every year since.
But as you’ll discover on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, the Pilgrim story is full of myths – myths you likely learned as a child. For example, who truly deserves the most credit for founding America – the Pilgrims or the settlers of Jamestown, which was started 13 years earlier? And does it even matter?
Joining us to discuss this are two professors at Liberty University: Carey Roberts, who is chair of the department of history and associate dean of the college of arts and sciences, and Samuel Smith, who is professor of history and director of the graduate program in history.
The Pilgrim story, they tell us, is an inspiring and captivating one that nevertheless is full of legends. They tell us
- Why the Pilgrims shouldn’t be credited with practicing the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
- How the Pilgrims helped guide America away from a socialistic form of government.
- Why the Pilgrims really fled Europe — a reason you probably won’t hear about in the mainstream media.
- What truly happened to the Pilgrims during the decades after they landed at Plymouth.
- How the Mayflower Compact remains relevant to this day.
On this Thanksgiving Day, learn the real story of the Pilgrims – a story that will make you even more thankful for what those brave settlers accomplished!
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