"There is power in a name and in who we choose to honor,” Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Friday.
“It is a time to reflect on our understanding of our country’s history, both the good and the bad,” a New Mexico lawmaker said earlier this year when his state made the same change.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation to replace Columbus Day with a holiday honoring indigenous communities.
“Sign me up,” Harris said.
City commissioners came up with an elegantly simple solution.
The congresswoman-elect is sure that Americans don't already get enough days off.
Obama's 2016 statement on the holiday noted "the pain and suffering reflected in the stories of Native Americans who had long resided on this land."
"The City of Columbus will be open on Columbus Day," a brief statement on the city’s website reads.
"I want you to not teach me lies. That is all."
“You can love your grandma," says 19-year-old designer Olatiwa Karade. "But you also need to be saying, ‘You know, grandma, black people are human.'”
I took a step toward reconciliation after learning about the violence inflicted upon my ancestors.
Los Angeles has joined a number of cities renaming the Columbus Day holiday.
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Other major cities, including Seattle and Denver, have passed similar ordinances.