The Complicated History of the Christopher Columbus Statue

Dec 06, 2017 653

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down?

The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for these statues to be removed.

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