History/Arts - Dramatic Reading of Columbus’s Journal
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About the Event
The journal of Christopher Columbus in his voyage of 1492 was described by Sir Clements R. Markham as “the most important document in the whole range of the history of geographical discovery, because it is a record of the enterprise which changed the whole face, not only of that history, but of the history of mankind.”
What do we celebrate when we celebrate Columbus Day? What does it mean when we transform Columbus Day into a celebration of Indigenous Peoples? The journals of Columbus give us a complex view of the first encounter between European civilization and the indigenous cultures across the Atlantic.
Local actors will bring Columbus’s words to life in this dramatic reading.