Durham may be celebrating two holidays on Columbus Day

Sep 11, 2017 152

BY: Kimberley Haas

People in the town of Durham may be celebrating The Age of Exploration and Indigenous Peoples’ Day in addition to Columbus Day on the second Monday in October. The town council is expected to take up a resolution tonight that if passed would double-name the day. 

According to Town Administrator Todd Selig, this will encourage people to learn more about the legacy of Christopher Columbus and the exploration that took place during his lifetime, while also recognizing the devastating effects of colonialism on indigenous people.

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SOURCE: http://www.unionleader.com

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