Attacks Upon Robert E. Lee Statues Betray Historical Ignorance

Attacks Upon Robert E. Lee Statues Betray Historical Ignorance

Source: Attacks Upon Robert E. Lee Statues Betray Historical Ignorance

He had inherited slaves; however, he freed them. In an 1856 letter, Lee wrote of his hope that slavery would eventually disappear,” declaring, “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil. He called for prayer to see the “final abolition of human slavery” through peaceful means.

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