Even today, the national holiday celebrating Leif Erikson’s landing in Newfoundland hasn’t stirred anything like the controversy surrounding Columbus Day.
A new research paper from Italy argues that sailors in Genoa — the home town of Christopher Columbus — knew of a land west of Greenland across the Atlantic.
A city official reportedly said that the shift toward recognizing Indigenous People’s Day was done to place ‘a spotlight on the history, cultures, and traditions of Indigenous people.’
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Republican senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.) introduced an amendment Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden said that Confederate monuments “belong in museums,” but statues of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus should be protected.