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Statue of Columbus on Display Since 1883 Will be Removed from California Capitol

SACRAMENTO — A statue depicting Christopher Columbus that has been the centerpiece of the California Capitol rotunda since 1883 will be removed after legislative leaders decided it is out of place “given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations.” The decision, announced Tuesday by legislative...

Opinion: Why I Don't Celebrate the Columbus Day Lie

“In fourteen hundred ninety two, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue …” I learned that little ditty when I was 4 years old, and for many more years, I believed it. I believed that Columbus “discovered” America. It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I learned that story...