Jul 29, 2020 · The fight over the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly’s Marconi Plaza sounds simple enough: Either the statue should stay or it should go. It doesn’t take long, though, for the fog of ...
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The truths regarding Columbus’s violent entry into the “New World” shatter the myths and can be profoundly difficult to accept. Textbooks and the majority of children’s biographies of ...
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Oct 10, 2016 · Christopher Columbus, painting by Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805-1880) [Getty] On October 12, 1492, a geographically misguided voyager by the name of Christopher Columbus happened upon the so ...
Oct 14, 2019 · A sign reading "stop celebrating genocide" sits at the base of a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized with red paint on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past.
- Columbus proved the “flat Earth” theory wrong. In an early scene in the 1992 Ridley Scott film “1492: Conquest of Paradise,” Columbus, played by Grard Depardieu, gazes out at the Atlantic Ocean with his son.
- Columbus was Italian. The National Italian-American Foundation calls the Columbus Day parade in New York “the most visible and accessible manifestation of our Italian-American Pride,” and Italian Americans have led efforts to oppose changes to the holiday’s focus nationwide.
- Columbus was a successful businessman and a model leader. An early American archetype, Columbus has long served as a model entrepreneur. Columbus Day blog posts and articles have included “3 Business Lessons Learned from Christopher Columbus” and “5 Lessons in Leadership Effectiveness from Christopher Columbus.”
- Columbus committed genocide. On Columbus Day in 1989, the late Native American activist Russell Means led an American Indian Movement protest, pouring buckets of fake blood over the Columbus statue in downtown Denver while Italian Americans paraded in the streets.
Oct 13, 2020 · ‘Only Christopher They Acknowledge is Columbus’: The ‘Biblical’ Reason why Replacing Columbus Day is an Uphill Battle Statue of Christopher Columbus in New York City. Image: Brecht Bug/flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Nov 14, 2018 · On October 12, the Cross Rhodes Freedom Project (CRFP), in collaboration with the Warao and Partners for First Peoples’ Development, staged a protest march against Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez’s vacillation on convening a forum for national dialogue on the CRFP’s call for the removal of Christopher Columbus’ statue from Columbus Square.
Washington Irving started the fake flat-earth history story in his three-volume History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828). Samuel Eliot Morison, a noted Columbus biographer, describes the story by Irving as “misleading and mischievous nonsense, . . . one of the most popular Columbian myths.” 1
Jul 25, 2020 · RELATED: Was Christopher Columbus a murderer?A hero? Breaking down myths. TRENDING: Will schools be safe?Teachers worry and wait, as they get set to open. Joseph Zisa, president of the UNICO ...
May 23, 2009 · Myth: Christopher Columbus discovered that the world was round This is a very old myth that is surprisingly believed by millions of people. What we are told is that the Genoese Columbus’ peers doomed his trip to failure because they thought he would fall off the edge of the earth.