As cities across United States remove Confederate statues, Alabama will add another one

Pierre Vaugeois
Août 20, 2017

And then in a burst of tweets Thursday he renewed his criticism of efforts to remove memorials and tributes to the Civil War Confederacy. Is it erasing history, is this not.

Last Friday night, "Unite the Right" demonstrators carried tiki torches, marched and chanted "blood and soil" and "Jews will not replace us". But she said "now I will not" talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally.

General Robert E. Lee thought that putting up war monuments would only prolong the hostilities produced by conflict, the New York Post reported.

Our national mythos has come to celebrate Thomas Jefferson less than it once did: His reputation has suffered, as it should have, as we have reckoned with slavery.

Now, after the violence in Charlottesville, state and city leaders across various U.S. southern states said this week that they would step up efforts to remove such monuments from public spaces.

"I got a call on Saturday that he was going to call and an aide was in touch with me and said that I should expect a call, and that never came", he added.

The rally on Friday was just a precursor to the events that took place on Saturday. 'We feel strongly that Gen.

In an op-ed essay for CNN.com, Horn explained that Lee "wanted to put the Civil War behind him" and refused during his lifetime to sanction the creation of memorials in his name. The large equestrian statue, which depicts the Confederate commander on his horse, Traveller, was created by French sculptor Jean Antonin Mercié, and unveiled on May 29, 1890. Or they say that we should have visible and uncensored reminders of our history. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists were literally up in arms because they felt-and feel-that all Confederate statues should stay. Efforts to remove many such statues have been stepped up since the Charlottesville rally, which was called by far-right groups to protest against plans to remove the Lee statue. However, we can tell you he's a Washingtonian, he works at a McClean, Va. school and gave his perspective. "You know we still have this factor about black and white", Lee told reporters, according to WFMZ. "We are ashamed of the monument".

The mayor and Governor Cuomo have also been active in calling for President Trump to denounce white supremacy in the wake of chaos in Virginia, taking a firm stance against bigotry and brutality.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", President Trump wrote Thursday.

Michael Shoop, who wrote a book on the genealogy of the Jackson family, confirmed that the men are descendants of the Confederate general.

"So this week it's Robert E. Lee, I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down, I wonder: is it George Washington next week?"

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