Malinda Maynor Lowery

 Malinda Maynor Lowery

Malinda Maynor Lowery is a professor of history and Director, Center for the Study of the American South, at the  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Officially celebrating Christopher Columbus—an Italian Catholic—became one way to affirm the new racial order that would emerge in the U.S. in the 20th century, one in which the descendants of diverse ethnic European immigrants became “white” Americans. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, October 11, 2019
Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day in Favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause . More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an alternative to – or in addition to – the day intended to honor Columbus’ voyages. Critics of the change see it as just another example of...
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