Editor’s note: On Tuesday, the D.C. City Council approved a measure to abolish the celebration of Columbus Day, set to take place Oct. 14. The holiday will be replaced by Indigenous People’s Day. The council fast-tracked the legislation by calling an emergency session.
The District of Columbia was named after Christopher Columbus and bears numerous monuments and tributes to his legacy, including a large statue in front of Union Station, a famous train hub in the heart of the city.
And as Jarrett Stepman, author of the new book “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past” wrote in 2017, Columbus isn’t the villain the left depicts him as. Here’s Stepman’s original article.
Is this the last time we can celebrate Columbus Day?
A wave of cities have decided to remove the holiday from the calendar and replace it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer credited with discovering America, and his legacy are under attack figuratively and, increasingly, literally.
Several Columbus monuments have been attacked and vandalized around the country. The towering Columbus statue at Columbus Circle in New York City now needs 24-hour guards after Mayor Bill de Blasio put it on the list of a commission to review “offensive” memorials.
And according to Far Left Watch, a watchdog organization, Antifa and other left-wing groups plan to deface and attack Columbus statues across the country on Columbus Day.