The statue in columbus circle is one of dozens of artifacts under review photograph: cameron bloch/ap bill de blasio, the new york mayor, has said he may order the removal of the landmark statue of christopher columbus that has overlooked manhattan's columbus circle since it was erected as part. Sources: all of the information in this essay came from a people's history of the united states, by howard zinn, and lies my teacher told me, by james w loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from christopher columbus himself a very important note about bartolomé de las casas and. Celebrated each year on the second monday in october, columbus day is increasingly filled with controversy due to the growing awareness that the explorer's 1492 arrival in the new world spurred the demise of millions of indigenous people christopher columbus was an italian-born explorer funded by. But it is not just communists who oppose columbus here, in the united states, the anti-columbus movement was sparked by white supremacists nearly 100 years ago. The official transform columbus day website, news, information and critical analysis of columbus day, contains links to the activities of the transform columbus day alliance. Once again, it's time to celebrate columbus day yet, the stunning truth is: if christopher columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity columbus' reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, his legacy so unspeakably cruel, that columbus. Save columbus statue & holiday - christopher columbus and our italian heritage has been under attack we have been fighting to preserve the columbus statues and the columbus holiday we are the anti-bigotry arm of the new york state order son's a. This new york activist wants to replace a statue of columbus with toussaint l'ouverture but the monument that angers him most, however, is the one at home: a 76-foot statue of christopher columbus resulting in the murder of counterprotester and anti-racist activist.
Written by bill delaney monday, 10 october 2011 16:04 origianlly posted on oppressionorg oct 9, 2000 watertown, massachusetts -- according to the classroom rhyme, christopher columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and discovered america. Dc high school teacher julian hipkins iii used the people vs columbus, et al lesson with his 11th grade us history class at capital city public charter school and introduced them to howard zinn's a people's history of the united statesfour of his students (jared, ana marie, jonah, and mayra) were inspired to make a film called. A christopher columbus statue in trenton's chambersburg neighborhood has become at least the fourth of the explorer's many lumped columbus and his statues in with other historical figures that were being defaced across the country because of their lovingly, nj anti. Online shopping from a great selection at books store discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more more about christopher columbus. Christopher columbus: christopher columbus, master navigator whose four transatlantic voyages opened the way for european exploration and colonization of the americas.
Abolish christopher columbus day 88k likes dedicated to abolishing the national holiday of which celebrates the atrocities committed by christopher. Opinion | the klan opposed christopher columbus, an italian catholic, because the explorer stood athwart their nativist desire for a country pure in its anglo-saxon and protestant origins.
Following multiple acts of vandalism on christopher columbus statues since august, a militant antifa group has announced deface columbus day on oct 9 as a coordinated campaign to deface and destroy more historical monuments in yonkers, new york, a columbus statue was beheaded on aug 30. Christopher columbus and his holiday are controversial today largely because of the way he and subsequent european explorers and settlers treated native americans this was a time of fervent anti-immigrant and anti-italian sentiment in many parts of the us. A monument in baltimore to christopher columbus was vandalized overnight police are continuing to investigate damage that was done last week to an anti-hate statue known as the madre luz that was erected on the site of the lee-jackson memorial at the wyman park dell.
As much as they tend to welcome three-day weekends with overworked, open arms, americans are increasingly suspicious of celebrating conquistador christopher columbus.
Antifa group plans nationwide 'deface columbus day' actions for monday violent anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign for antifa groups to deface christopher columbus statues this coming monday violent christopher columbus statues this coming monday. Demonstrators rally at city hall to bring down christopher columbus statue sunday aug 20, 2017 at 6:00 am aug 20, 2017 at 6:00 am dan gearino the columbus dispatch @dangearino also present on saturday were members of antifa, the anti-fascist activists. On the same day, the christopher columbus statue towering 76 feet over new york city's columbus circle learned that his status is under review because he triggers the most powerful two officials in town anti-semitism — any kind of message that is against the values of new york city. The life of christopher columbus from his own letters and journals-- and -- other documents of his time by edward everett hale author of the man without a country, in his name, ten.