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From the archives: Colonial legacies – Columbus Day and diversity at Stony Brook

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth October 2, 2022
A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
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A screenshot of the original text of the article, Dont Praise Columbus, but Observe His Birthday.

ARCHIVES: Don’t Praise Columbus, but Observe His Day (1992)

October 12, 1992
Columbus Day should be a holiday, because it is honoring the achievement of discovering America, not necessarily the atrocities committed by Columbus and his cohorts.
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