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Bridgeport Schools Change Columbus Day To Indigenous Peoples Day

Nine cities across the country and the state of Alaska have also changed the name of the holiday.
Nine cities across the country and the state of Alaska have also changed the name of the holiday. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport School Board voted to rename the Columbus Day holiday to 'Indigenous Peoples Day' unanimously on Tuesday night, reported the Connecticut Post.

The holiday will still remain on the second Monday of October on the city school calendar.

Board member Kate Rivera suggested the change, so that students could learn 'true history,' according to the Connecticut Post.

Nine cities across the country and the state of Alaska have also changed the name of the holiday.

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