A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

While calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues are happening across the nation, here in Memphis, the statue memorializing the Italian voyager has been vandalized twice. Two separate incidents of vandalism were reported to the statue in Marquette Park. "If you don't have a plan and all you're doing is vandalizing statues and things of t...

Three years ago Walter Alomar asked the city's former administration to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus at Slocum Park on Broadway, the city's historic main thoroughfare. He was told "no". Last week, he asked again and got the same answer.     "The administration has changed but the policy has remained the same," Alomar said, referring to...

After a rally Wednesday evening in downtown New Britain, a few dozen people took turns phoning into a common council meeting to demand the city remove its Christopher Columbus statue. “I’m a second-generation Italian and I still think it should be removed,” resident Joan Leone told the council. “Italians have enough to be proud of. There are a lo...

The surge of online petitions and marches to remove Columbus monuments across New York City has come to Astoria Boulevard. Over a hundred people, including state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), marched from Astoria Park to the neighborhood’s Columbus monument on June 17 to demand that it be removed as a way of reckoning with his legacy of murder...

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Thursday he was not going to tolerate the destruction of property, warning those who toppled the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy that “if we identify them, they will be brought to justice.” Young’s comments are the strongest reaction from the administration since the Fourth of July incident...

In the wake of the defacing and destruction of statues of Christopher Columbus, two organizations dedicated to the explorer who is credited with discovering America told Newsmax they plan to stay firm behind their hero and fight back. Officials of both the National Christopher Columbus Association and the Knights of Columbus spoke to us days before...

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All across the country, Christopher Columbus statues have been toppled to the ground. Denver was no exception. However, the city’s statue in Civic Center Park wasn’t the only reference to Columbus that is possibly being erased from our city’s landscape. Denver City Councilmember Amanda Sandoval is leading the push to rename north Denver’s Columbus...

The Christopher Columbus statue in the capital city is coming down, the mayor confirmed. Mayor Reed Gusciora said the statue — which has long been a target of scorn — is being removed Wednesday morning. The decision comes after the mayor initially said the city planned to form a committee to determine the infamous Italian explorer’s fate after it w...