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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.

‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2020
As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.
Expand, dont 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.
Controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus’ statue in Schenley Park has led to vandalism in recent years. (TPN file photo)

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

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 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...

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