Truths and myths about Thanksgiving history

Good Morning CT at Nine

(WTNH) — Bill Farley, an assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University, breaks down some of the truths and myths about Thanksgiving history.

The holiday did not become nationally recognized until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln declared it as a national holiday and set the 1621 meeting as a desperately needed symbol of national unity.

For more information, watch the interview above.

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