I realize I am a day late here, but does it really matter?
I would think most people know the basic truth about Columbus at this point, but this TED-Ed video touches on a few interesting facts that some of us may not be aware of.
From the TED-Ed YouTube channel:
Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage. But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.
Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.