Should Alexandria Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day?

Aug 12, 2019 316

BY: James Cullum

Everybody knows what happened in 1492. Columbus sailed the ocean blue and landed in South America, right? The rest is history, or should it be?

Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker and Councilor Mo Seifeldein have formally asked City Manager Mark Jinks to direct staff to create a formal resolution for council to vote on changing the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Bennett-Parker and Seifeldein issued a memorandum to Jinks outlining their case.

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