Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus monument in Spruce Street Harbor Park with the bottom part boarded up
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Hadas Kuznits
June 25, 2020 - 7:54 pm
The bottom portion of the Christopher Columbus monument that stands in Spruce Street Harbor Park where Christopher Columbus Boulevard meets Dock Street has been boarded up. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue
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KYW In Depth
June 25, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Across the country, Americans are reckoning with statues of controversial figures throughout history, from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee to Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo. But this isn’t the first time in history that people have protested monuments of prominent people. KYW In Depth takes a...
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Crews box up the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia
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Andrew Kramer
June 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Marconi Plaza Tuesday afternoon to show their support for police — and one officer in particular. Read the latest here.
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Philadelphia police stand guard in Marconi Plaza Sunday morning following reports of armed vigilantes around the Christopher Columbus statue.
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Kristen Johanson
June 16, 2020 - 3:13 pm
The Philadelphia police union is criticizing the move of a long-time police captain from his South Philly precinct to another, after cellphone video shows the officer warning a blogger to move during a standoff in Marconi Plaza. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
June 16, 2020 - 7:57 am
Mayor Jim Kenney is asking the city's art commission to help decide what to do with the statue of Christopher Columbus in South Philly's Marconi Plaza. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia
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Charlotte Reese
June 14, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Armed vigiliantes were seen carrying bats and guns around the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia's Marconi Plaza, as debate intensifies over what to do with it. Read more here.
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Protesters in Camden called for an end to racist policies and an erasure of figures tied to racism.
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John McDevitt
June 13, 2020 - 5:29 pm
A peaceful march against racism took place along the streets of Camden Saturday, to demand erasure of racist policies and culture in the city. Read more here.
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Sledgehammer
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Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2020 - 8:15 am
The city took down a statue of Christopher Columbus from its plinth in Farnham Park on Thursday night. Then protesters knocked its head off with a sledgehammer. Read more here.
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Crystal Zamora, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., performs with the Ehecatl Aztec Dancers on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
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AP News
October 14, 2019 - 9:08 pm
A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
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This Nov. 29, 2017, photo shows a murals of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP
January 21, 2019 - 4:27 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12...
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