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Expand, don’t revise, Columbus’ history

Expand, don't revise, Columbus' history

By Kelly Loftus, For The Pitt News

October 8, 2018

Current American history education is inadequate and neglects the negative consequences of the actions of historical figures. On Columbus Day, it's important to recognize that our teaching of Columbus' past needs to include a full description of his actions, both positive and negative.

Editorial: On Columbus Day, teach explorer’s whole history

Controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus’ statue in Schenley Park has led to vandalism in recent years. (TPN file photo)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 10, 2017

Pitt students undoubtedly enjoyed yesterday’s day off — officially the University’s designated fall break. Unofficially, however, the day’s status as Columbus Day has long created more controversy than calm. Columbus Day — named after the Italian-born, Spanish-financed explorer from the 1...

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