In Summer of 1998, ironically 20 years ago exactly now, my father and I took a historic tour of the east coast. Our trip also included part of the South.
And I was surprised how fixated the South is on Civil War general Robert E. Lee. Almost obsessed, I would say.
Monuments, statues, place names. You name it. In one state legislature, possibly Virginia, Lee merely walked into the room, stood somewhere for a couple of minutes, and then left. They erected a statue in the very spot he stood, to commemorate the event!
I mean, there was more than one person involved in the Civil War, wasn’t there? What about Confederate President Jefferson Davis? You almost never hear of him anymore.
Side note: of course it is now no longer PC to commemorate people who supported slavery. So ironically the trend is abruptly ending now. So take my question in the past tense, then.
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