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Assemblyman Barron and SUNY Student Assembly supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron held a news conference at Columbus Circle on Columbus Day to announce that he has introduced a bill in the State Assembly to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Assemblyman Charles Barron: ‘Teach the real history of Columbus!’

“Since the State Assembly gave Mayor de Blasio mayoral control over our schools, which I opposed, let’s demand that he includes in the curriculum the ‘real’ history of Christopher Columbus,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told the Amsterdam News.