NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Columbus Citizens Foundation has made a public plea to the University of Notre Dame to reconsider its recent censorship of Christopher Columbus from the University's Main Building.
Notre Dame's President, Reverend John Jenkins, recently announced the university's plans to cover twelve murals depicting various stages of Columbus's life. The murals were painted by Luigi Gregori, a renowned Italian artist, in the 1880s.
Marian Pardo, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, said of Notre Dame's recent act of historical censure; "We cannot understand how an institution of higher learning is willing to participate in the eradication of history in such a blatant manner. Thousands of Americans of all ethnicities and races across the nation have always looked to Notre Dame as an institution dedicated to the expansion of knowledge and the recognition of the contributions of all. The University's recent decision affirms that this trust was misplaced. The Columbus Citizens Foundation urges the President and School of Fellows to reconsider their decision."
ABOUT THE COLUMBUS CITIZENS FOUNDATION
The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The Foundation, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Italian-American students through various scholarship and grant programs. The Foundation organizes New York City's annual Columbus Celebration and Columbus Day Parade, which has celebrated Italian-American heritage on New York's Fifth Avenue since 1929. For more information, contact email@example.com
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