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Who was the REAL Christopher Columbus?

12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT October 12, 2021

Location: Tyler-Van Dusen , Heather Room

Join us for a discussion in the Heather Room about Christopher Columbus and the thoughts behind Columbus Day.

For many years, Americans thought of Christopher Columbus as a hero, the man who braved the unknown and discovered a New World. But more recently, many have questioned this traditional view. Does he deserve a national holiday? Was he just trying to find gold? Did he perpetrate the mass murder of millions of Native Americans?

Free and open to the public