Across the US, more cities ditch Columbus Day to honor those who really discovered America

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from CNN,

By now, you probably know Christopher Columbus didn’t discover America. He wasn’t even the first European to do it.

Somehow, the 15th-century Italian explorer still got his own national holiday. But more cities and states are scrapping Columbus Day to honor the people who were here first — and who suffered greatly after Columbus’ arrival.

Just this year, at least a dozen US cities — including San Francisco and Cincinnati — decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday.

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