Baltimore City Council to Consider Changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day
October 21, 2016
The Baltimore City Council is considering a bill that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day within the city limits.
City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced the legislation Thursday after students at City Neighbors High School suggested it.
“We shouldn’t celebrate terrorists,” Scott said of the bill’s purpose. “That’s what celebrating Christopher Columbus does. Very rarely do we have a chance to correct the wrongs of history. This is about Christopher Columbus. This is not anything against Italian-Americans.”