New Haven divided on Columbus legacy

Oct 14, 2019 325

BY: Emiliano Gòmez & Nick Tabio

Years following a heated debate about the legacy of John C. Calhoun and the renaming of a residential college at the University, members of the New Haven community are advocating for a similar demand: change the namesake of Christopher Columbus Family Academy.

Columbus Day, a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, lands on the second Monday of October. On Saturday, the Columbus Day Committee and Knights of Columbus hosted an event celebrating the Italian explorer. 

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