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Colorado group to keep Columbus name
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2000

Saying they were coerced into signing an agreement in which they were going to rename their Columbus Day parade, the Sons of Italy-New Generation will announce today why they are reneging on the deal.

City, state, and federal officials, along with members of the American Indian Movement in Colorado and the Sons group, signed an agreement in which the group agreed to rename the parede "March for Italian Pride." AIM agreed to support the parade and not protest it in exchange.

Hispanic groups in the city also agreed not to protest. They have also been fighting the Columbus parade for several years and one leader said the use of the name Columbus in the parade will not be tolerated.

The parade is still planned for October 7 in Denver, Colorado.

Get the Story:
Italians renege on renaming parade (The Rocky Mountain News 9/29)
Columbus parade pact fails (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 9/29)

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