A New Name for Columbus Day

A statue of Christopher Columbus

What is Indigenous Peoples' Day?

For many years, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Columbus Day.

However, activists are challenging this tradition. They argue that Columbus did not discover America, but rather paved the way for disease and enslavement of the people who already lived there.

Dozens of cities have renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. To read more about the controversy, check out the articles below.

Is it a good idea to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day?