At Brown University, Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People’s Day

📸: Eduardo Munoz, Reuters📸: Eduardo Munoz, Reuters

Most of the United States knows the second Monday of October, a federal holiday since 1934, as Columbus Day.

Because of a national debate about whether Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who landed on American shores, is worthy of celebration, Brown University has instead called the holiday Fall Weekend since 2009.

On Tuesday, however, the university faculty renamed the holiday once again — this time to Indigenous People’s Day.

Read the full story via The New York Times: At Brown University, Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People’s Day