Councilman Mark Squilla spearheaded the initiative in support of the Italian-American community, a move some find offensive on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
A Removed Columbus Monument in Chicago Makes a Baffling Return
“When monuments mislead, they are taking space that could go to other, more accurate histories, or to artworks that pose questions instead of asserting answers.”
Why the Columbus Monument in Santo Domingo Still Stands
To displace the bronze statue would be to destabilize the very idea of nation and surrender the coveted allure of primacy in the Americas.
What a Boxed Columbus Statue Reveals
Hiding in plain sight, the box obscures a vast legacy of inequality without undoing it. It removes the most visible source of conflict without addressing the root causes.
¡Adiós, Colón! Sculpture of Indigenous Woman Will Replace Mexico City’s Columbus
A new piece created by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes depicting an Olmec woman is slated to go up on October 12.
Columbus Statue Toppled in Baltimore and Tossed Into Harbor
On July 4, a group of protesters tore down a Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy.
The Contentious History of NYC’s Columbus Monuments
In New York City, thousands are calling for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues, which can be found in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
Native American Activists Topple Columbus Statue in Minnesota
The Twin Cities branch of the American Indian Movement (AIM) led a group of protesters in removing the Columbus statue — one of multiple monuments to the colonizer that has been defaced or brought down this week.
San Jose Votes to Relocate Christopher Columbus Statue Installed at City Hall
On Tuesday night, San Jose’s City Council voted to relocate a statue of the Italian colonizer that has been standing in City Hall for years.
Anti-Columbus Day Tour Attended by Hundreds at the American Museum of Natural History
Hundreds of people came out to attend a decolonization tour of one of New York’s most popular museums.
225-Year-Old Columbus Monument in Baltimore Attacked with Sledgehammer
Video footage showing someone taking a sledgehammer to the memorial’s base was posted on Popular Resistance’s YouTube channel this morning.
Caribbean Cave Art Illustrates Indigenous People’s Early Encounters With Europeans
In the subterranean network of caves on Mona Island, 41 miles west of Puerto Rico, archaeologists have discovered a series of engravings by both indigenous people and the early European colonizers.