Change Columbus Day!
Make it "Native American" day.
You cant be the first to discover land that already has people living there.
Change Columbus Day
Monday, Sep. 17th 2012 at 9pm
777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Facts about Columbus!
- Even though he made three return trips west, Christopher Columbus never actually stepped foot on the mainland of North America.
-Columbus was selfish and wanted all the gold and glory to himself
-Columbus was cruel to many people including natives, shipmates and anyone who didn’t acknowledge him
-He never had to kill the cultures along the way to find land and goods or to set up a colony but that didn’t stop him. He wiped out an entire civilization by himself.
-He killed natives for the goods and gold he wanted and also forced them to be slaves. When he was bringing the natives back on ships he would toss them overboard or feed them to dogs if they died.
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-Lonard, Paul. "Rename Columbus Day? - Fort Greene-Clinton Hill, NY Patch." Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch. Patch Newsletter, 10 Oct. 2011. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. http://fortgreene.patch.com/articles/poll-rename-columbus-day.