Columbus Day!

A popular rhyme from  an anonymous author is frequently used to remember the exploration of Christopher Columbus; “In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus Day is a funny holiday seeing as it is often celebrated for Columbus discovering the America’s when he wasn’t in fact the first European to reach its shores: that honor resides with the Vikings.  Even in the United States, there is a continuous debate over the validity and value of the holiday.  The article, “Columbus Day 2013: Hero, Villain or Both?,” by Calvin Lawrence Jr posted on, outlines several challenges and changes people have made to the celebration.  Visit the link to learn more!