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Harlem City Council Votes to Abandon Columbus Day


September 18, 2019

Although Columbus Day was made official by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1937 and the Federal Government will close on October 14 for the 82nd commemoration of that holiday, some cities in the United States will mark the day in a different way. One of those cities is Harlem, Montana.

At its regularly scheduled meeting held on the evening of Monday, September 9, the Harlem City Council voted on a resolution to change the second Monday of October from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Although the minutes of that meeting will not be made official until after the Council’s ap...

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