Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019
OCTOBER 14, 2019
Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October. 3] Staff, “ What is the poem in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue?