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Why California is Removing Statue of Great Explorer Christopher Co

statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella will be removed from California’s Capitol Rotunda

A magnificent marble statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella will be removed from California’s Capitol Rotunda at the behest of state Democrat leaders. Here’s what Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D), and Assembly Rules Committee Chairman Ken Cooley (D) said in a statement: Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations. The continued presence of this statue in California’s Capitol, where it has been since 1883, is […]

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