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Alta Live: Big Changes for Sir Francis Drake
Numerous monuments to 16th-century explorer Sir Francis Drake dot California, but his posthumous branding is perhaps most noticeable in Marin, where a boulevard bearing his name slices across the middle of the Bay Area county. Drake’s involvement with the slave trade and colonization of Indigenous peoples has prompted many to rethink the Englishman’s centuries-old prominence. For example, in Marin’s town of San Anselmo, a city panel voted to remove Drake’s name from the local high school, yet the institution remains on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Alta contributor and historian Peter C. Mancall and San Anselmo councilperson Brian Colbert join Alta Live to look at the man behind a name so embedded in a community, and how removing Drake from Marin’s monuments might begin to acknowledge the area’s true history.

Jun 1, 2022 12:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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