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Why Some Italian-Americans Still Fiercely Defend Columbus Day
As cities across the country increasingly reject Columbus Day, choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, some Italian-Americans have sent a clear message: Their holiday isn’t going down ... read more
Five Videos for Columbus Day
In upstate New York, a Native American poetry festival pays tribute to Columbus’s victims. At the same time, many Italian-American communities fiercely defend Columbus Day, wanting to ... of the proud ... read more
Why We Celebrate Columbus Day: The Pathway to 'The Golden Door'
And of course, negative stereotypes, which sadly, Italian Americans ... anyone still not think they are not hurting the chances of an Italian American president? And that is why it is so important to ... read more
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Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus
NEW YORK — Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day ... Italian-Americans who vowed to defend the Columbus statue, which has stood over Columbus Circle ... read more
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Jason Farago Why Italian-Americans Still Fiercely Defend Columbus Day: A growing number of cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day, but Italian-Americans say that erases their ... read more
Columbus Day is the next Confederate Flag: The holiday's political context is too unsavory to keep ignoring
It wasn’t long ago that Columbus Day – which was begun as a Colorado state holiday 1907 by Italian-Americans in Denver – was just ... for a free October day and didn't really question why. But over ... read more
Indigenous Peoples Day? Italian-Americans say stick with Columbus
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has ... from fellow Italian-Americans who vowed to defend the Columbus statue, which has stood over Columbus Circle for ... read more