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Leid Stories – 10.12.15

Columbus: Uncovering the Myth of His New World ‘Discoveries’

More and more U.S. cities are giving Columbus Day a holiday, choosing instead to observe Indigenous People’s Day today. And with good reason. Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World in 1492 set in motion unrelenting waves of genocide throughout the hemisphere and ushered in the African slave trade in the Caribbean and the Americas.

Leid Stories presents the unvarnished truth about this merchant of death and destruction.

 

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