From George Coppell to…a modern understanding of Thanksgiving

Anjali Krishna and Anette Varghese

This week on George Coppell to…, Student Life editor Anette Varghese speaks with Coppell High School AP World History and AP Comparative Government and Politics and CHS junior Anum Ali on the history of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving today celebrates the idea of togetherness by bringing family together and being thankful, which contrasts the original celebration.  In reality, the assembly of the Wampanoag tribe and the English settlers in 1621 had much more to do with political alliances, diplomacy, and a pursuit of peace.


Edited by: Anjali Krishna

Hosted by: Anette Varghese