A local lawmaker is pushing to change a holiday that honors a European man who "discovered" America to honor instead the people who originally inhabited the land. State Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, is co-sponsoring a bill with Wichita Democrat Rep. Ponka-We Victors, who is Native American, to change the state's recognition of the second Monday [...]
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Kansas Columbus Day Switcheroo!?!?!
Quick glimpse at an outdated holiday that could confront drastic change in the fight for social justice or mostly because people don't really know or care much about the legacy of the old school Italian explorer sailing in the name of the Spanish crown. Checkit: