District 153 replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

Mar 23, 2020 315

BY: Marilyn Thomas

This school year’s calendar is in flux, but Homewood District 153 board members adopted the 2020-21 school calendar and designated Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than the traditional Columbus Day.

Columbus Day was declared a national holiday in 1934 in recognition of Christopher Columbus' exploration of a new world. And, it became a special day of honor for Italian-Americans.

 

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SOURCE: http://www.hfchronicle.com

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