TIL from 1844-1958 there was a statue in front of the Capitol Building depicting Christopher Columbus holding the world in the palm of his hand while a native american woman cowers in front of him. The statue was removed in the 1950s after protests from native americans and is currently in storage.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_of_America_(statue)

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  1. Columbus, while important in history, has no place for celebration. I say Italian-Americans get a do-over. Let the pick someone or something to have a big party over. They can pick Sofia Loren or Galileo or gelato. And we’ll pick up the party from there.

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