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Cook County commissioner urges pause on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, reveals he is descended from slaves owned by Choctaw tribe

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Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore, who opposes an ordinance to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, holds a family photo of his great-great-grandfather, William Alford Trotter, top row, third from right, at the Gerald Griffin Gallery in Chicago on May 28, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

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