Italian American One Voice Coalition debuts new edition of “The one voice minute” - sets record straight on Columbus

Oct 07, 2020 595

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, continues its initiative highlighting interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with concise, interesting and fact-filled videos. This latest edition of “The ONE VOICE Minute” delves into exposing the false narrative about Christopher Columbus and facts about what he encountered in this part of the world.

Columbus Day was first widely celebrated in 1892 on the 400th anniversary of the travels of Columbus that united the continents and changed our world. Later it became a nationally recognized holiday, in part, to counteract the discrimination and denigration suffered by Italian Americans in the late 1890s and early 1900s. And, Columbus statues and monuments were erected across America as an apology for this mistreatment of Italian Americans.

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SOURCE: Italian American One Voice Coalition

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