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Is the City of Newark big enough for Washington, Columbus and Tubman, three great giants of history? We are about to find out. The New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office has sent back a plan to honor famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, a plan that had removed a Columbus Memorial in the city’s historic Washington Park....
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The Columbus Memorial, gifted by the Italian American community and installed in Washington Park in 1927, was removed in the dark of night by the City of Newark in 2021. In its place has been proposed a statue of 19th-century civil rights advocate Harriet Tubman, who shepherded hundreds of enslaved Americans to freedom via the...
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Thank you all for being here tonight and supporting the great work of the SONS OF ITALY FOUNDATION. I want to congratulate my fellow honorees and say how humble I am to be included with them in tonight’s celebration. It is truly a great honor for me to be the recipient of the Sons of...
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The head of New York’s Italian American groups slammed Democratic state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi for supporting the removal of the iconic Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle...
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Dear Senator Biaggi, I was privileged to know your grandfather Mario. I knew him as a man with an enormous heart and a love for the working poor, a man for all people. He put his life on the line as a police officer and public servant...
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In the constellation of young stars who are stepping up for the true legacy of Christopher Columbus, Robert Petrone is exceptional. An accomplished attorney, author, researcher, and communicator, Robert has focused his considerable energy and many skills on disrupting the lies of those seeking to whitewash the great navigator. Rob excels at presenting the volumes...
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The Columbus Heritage Coalition is building bridges to leaders of the Hispanic community who share our goal to protect, preserve and promote the true historical legacy of the great explorer Christopher Columbus. We commend noted Hispanic-American journalist Miguel Perez, who recently stepped forward with a forceful defense of Columbus Day and its vital meaning to...
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The Columbus Heritage Coalition strongly supports celebrating indigenous peoples with a free-standing Indigenous Peoples Day. President Biden has chosen another path, one of confusion that...
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In October of 2020, when few elected leaders were willing to speak out, mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams responded without hesitation to this question from the moderator of the city's first candidates night forum hosted by the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. "Are you in favor of removing the statue of Christopher...
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