A New Name for Columbus Day
What is Indigenous Peoples' Day?
For many years, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Columbus Day.
However, activists are challenging this tradition. They argue that Columbus did not discover America, but rather paved the way for disease and enslavement of the people who already lived there.
Dozens of cities have renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. To read more about the controversy, check out the articles below.
The New York Times
Should Columbus Day Be Replaced With Indigenous Peoples Day?
Should communities call the second Monday of October 'Indigenous Peoples Day' rather than 'Columbus Day'?
Is it a good idea to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day?