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Celebrating Indigenous People Instead of Columbus

Monday, October 13, 2014

This year, Minneapolis is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day for the first time. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Four Voyages of Columbus

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laurence Bergreen gives an account of Christopher Columbus, whose 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in and his unexpected landfall in the Americas is a watershed event in world history. In Columbus: The Four Voyages, he looks at the three later voyages Columbus made searching for a route to China.

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WNYC News

Look | Italian-American Pride At The Columbus Day Parade

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tri-color flags, Ferraris, and firefighters streamed down Fifth Avenue to show Italian-American pride for the annual Columbus Day Parade.

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Schoolbook

A Great Day to Be an Italian Student

Monday, October 10, 2011

Students from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi,a private school with campuses on East 96th Street and East 67th Street, marched up Fifth Avenue today, as part of the annual Columbus Day festivities.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Four Voyages of Columbus

Monday, October 10, 2011

Laurence Bergreen gives an account of Christopher Columbus, whose 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in and his unexpected landfall in the Americas is a watershed event in world history. In Columbus: The Four Voyages, he looks at the three later voyages Columbus made searching for a route to China.

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The Takeaway

Does Christopher Columbus Deserve a Holiday?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who famously landed on American soil in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, after spending over two months sailing from Spain. His voyage across the Atlantic prompted many other explorers to follow suit, eventually opening the doors to settlement and trade between North America and the rest of the world. Many people disagree, however, with applying the word "discovered" to Columbus's landing in America, and others criticize him for his cruelty toward Native Americans, and insist that he doesn't deserve a holiday.

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Operavore

Opera's Voyage Into Columbus's Choppy Waters

Monday, October 10, 2011

Like him or not, Christopher Columbus is one of the foremost figures in world history and, as such, more complex than even opera can do justice to. Yet some have tried, writes blogger Fred Plotkin.

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WNYC News

Cuomo, Paladino Spar at Columbus Day Parade

Monday, October 11, 2010

Italian-American pride provided a backdrop for the latest sparing in New York's gubernatorial race. At Monday's Columbus Day Parade, Democrat Andrew Cuomo criticized Republican Carl Paladino for remarks he made over the weekend about homosexuality.

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