Maryville High School tenth grade students set a record for participation in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest with more than 60 students submitting an essay, according to Belva Dawson, contest chairman. Participation certificates were presented to 20 students with the top-rated essays. The winning essay was written by Mason Walk, who rece...

Christopher Columbus could be next on the monuments chopping block. The 76-foot structure honoring the explorer at Columbus Circle should be among the statues reviewed by the city for potential purging, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said on Monday. She made the remarks while advocating for the removal of a different statue — of controv...

Desidero rivolgere un appello alle forze politiche italiane presenti ed attive sul territorio Statunitense affinché si adoperino con i loro rappresentanti e delegati a partecipare di presenza  il 30 Agosto a Los Angeles per l’audizione da parte della commissione che deciderà se abolire definitivamente il Columbus day. I Rappresentanti dei Comites,d...

In a unanimous vote Monday night, Oberlin City Council voted to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. "Columbus Day is a touchy subject for some folks. However, the history of Columbus Day speaks for itself," said a supporter. Residents packed council chambers as the second Monday in October was forever changed in the cit...

A Christopher Columbus monument in Baltimore was vandalized overnight on Monday by protesters rallying against “hate-filled monuments,” the Baltimore Brew reported. Protesters smashed a hole in the monument, rendering its inscription, “Sacred to the Memory of Chris. Columbus Oct. XII MDCC VIIIC,” unreadable, the Brew reported. The destroyed monumen...

As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus. Several cities like Lexington, Ky., and Baltimore, Md., have pledged to remove their Confederate monuments following the violent protests in Charlott...

Big crowds are anticipated for a Council meeting Monday night where the city’s leaders are expected to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Interim Police Chief Mike McCloskey said additional officers will be stationed at the doors of City Hall, where all visitors are asked to go through a metal detector. Visitors are re...

A historic landmark for decades is back in its rightful place after an eight month absence. The Christopher Columbus statue and its pedestal were returned, Tuesday, to downtown Pittston. 525 years after Christopher Columbus discovered America, the city of Pittston is rediscovering his recently repaired statue. "We've been saying all week joking it'...

Houston police say someone vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park overnight. Police were called to the scene between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Bell Park in the 4800 block of Montrose. It appeared someone dumped red paint on the statue. According to a plaque, the Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston donated the statu...

A public forum in White Plains on the potential landmark status of a Christopher Columbus statue sparked controversy over whether or not Columbus is a figure worth celebrating. The forum, held by the Historic Preservation Committee in the Common Council Chambers on July 9, gave citizens of White Plains the chance to voice their approval or disappro...