Columbus Statues in Connecticut Vandalized

Detail of Portrait of Christopher Columbus

Detail of Portrait of Christopher Columbus

Monday, Oct. 9 is Columbus Day, a time set aside to commemorate the day in 1492 that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus first saw what we now know as America.

The annual parade celebrates Italian-American heritage, and will be followed by a concert Sunday night.

Among the communities to have officially gone to Indigenous Peoples Day as of previous year are East Lansing and Ann Arbor.

Another event will be held on Thursday, October 12th, at the Powless Cultural Center at 212 West 2nd Street.

"I have nothing against honoring Native Americans, of course", he said. In Latin America it's thee Dia de la Hispanidad, in Spain it's the Fiesta Nacional, in Belize and Uruguay it is celebrated as a day to respect cultural diversity on Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, and in the United States it's celebrated as Columbus Day.

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As an Italian-American and as a NY state legislator, I will staunchly speak out against those who aim to remove a statue of the man who represents our heritage.

The "losers" were the people who were already here when the explorers arrived; those Columbus called "los Indios", Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano dubbed "la genta de la terra" and the English called "the naturals". That distinction is generally given to the Norse Viking Leif Eriksson, who is believed to have landed in present-day Newfoundland nearly five centuries before Columbus set sail. Even in recent years, historians have published new books about the ways Columbus impacted the modern world.

And the world's greatest city, New York, is now reviewing what it calls "symbols of hate" on city property - including, unfortunately, statues of Columbus.

The second is the plaque on the statue crediting Columbus with "discovering" America.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to eliminate all references to Columbus Day as a county holiday, designating October 12 as Italian American Heritage Day and creating a new Indigenous Peoples Day.

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It was 80 years ago this year when they declared it a federal holiday and it was all about the Italian heritage.

"We want to raise awareness of this true history", he said. Munro said. "I think it's really damaging to our children, and teaches them that indigenous people are not important. In Tulsa, we'd rather focus on Native American Day and the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of tribes to the area".

There's talk of changing the name of Columbus Circle and taking down the statue.

San Francisco, Seattle, Albuquerque and Denver are other cities that have opted to replace the controversial holiday with one celebrating Native Americans instead.

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