If a historic person enslaved people, should his holiday be abolished? Many of us are mis-educated about what the world was. Hollywood, our school curricula, and even the New York Times have convinced many of us that only Jews and Black Americans were ever slaves. This is absolutely false. Slavery was normal throughout the world and much of history. Anyone can improve their slave history education by Googling: The Real History of Slavery.

Columbus Day was established by President Harrison in 1892 after the New Orleans lynching of 11 Italian immigrants. Columbus Day highlighted the idea that people from different cultures have contributed to America.

Robert Sullivan
Oak Park

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