Christopher Columbus

  • As Confederate statues come down, what about Columbus?

    While historians caution against lumping in Columbus with Confederates who came three centuries later, they say Columbus’ holiday and monuments remain ripe for reassessment — whether they stay, change or vanish entirely.

  • The war against Columbus Day

    A growing number of communities are now ditching the traditional Columbus Day holiday in favor of Indigenous People’s Day.

  • Perils of Indigenous People’s Day

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Students often think Native Americans are all dead.  Why? Teachers only teach what happened to them as victims from long ago.  

  • Howard Zinn group backs move to "Abolish Columbus Day"

    The Zinn Education Project is launching a new website — zinnedproject.org/ABOLISH — to help schools and communities introduce legislation to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

  • Is Columbus Day Going Extinct?

    Colleges, cities, small towns, and even states are changing the name of the controversial holiday, and if the trend continues it may be gone completely.