Monday Will Also Be 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 12:00:26-04

Columbus Day will now also be known as Indigenous Peoples Day in Nashville.

Tuesday afternoon, people rallied outside the Historic Metro Courthouse in support of a resolution requesting the second Monday in October also be known as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Late Tuesday night, council members voted 26 to five to approve that resolution.

Supporters argued Christopher Columbus wasn't a hero, and while they don't want to erase history, they said they want to correct it.