Who replaces Columbus? Da Vinci? Calabresi?

Jul 14, 2020 388

BY: Randall Beach

My column last week about replacing the statue of Christopher Columbus in Wooster Square Park with one of Frank Pepe and his wife Filomena drew passionate rejections, hearty endorsements and some imaginative other proposals. “I am deeply disturbed by your suggestion of a statue of Frank Pepe to replace Christopher Columbus,” wrote a man with family ties to Wooster Street; he asked that his name not be used.

“Christopher Columbus should never have been taken down. My opinion and reasons are too lengthy to write. To add insult to injury, your Frank Pepe idea is not only insulting and condescending towards Italians but falls far short of memorializing the contributions that Italians have made to this country and New Haven.”

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SOURCE: https://www.ctinsider.com

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