Group speaks up for Christopher Columbus in statue battle

Oct 08, 2017 520

An organization that promotes and celebrates Christopher Columbus is pushing back against growing calls for the removal of statues of the famed explorer. The National Christopher Columbus Association has launched a website,, to, as it puts it, "separate fact from fiction" about the Italian explorer. The group's leaders say Columbus is an undeserving target of a movement to by the extreme left faction known as Antifa to discredit historical figures it accuses of being linked to white supremacy.

"Up to now, the campaign of flawed history and misinformation against Columbus has been allowed to proceed with barely any pushback," Patrick Korten, one of the association’s board of directors, said in a statement.

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