I grew up as a black southerner idolizing robert e lee i didn't know the confederate general owned slaves i didn't even know he was part of the confederacy i didn't even know he was part of the confederacy.
Yesterday i shared a brief passage from web dubois on confederate monuments below is an short essay from dubois on robert e lee’s legacy published in. Washington and lee university (washington programs was 49 percent women, 51 percent men the law school population is currently 45 percent women, 55 percent men in 1795, the first known black person was admitted to the school, john chavis, who became a teacher and presbyterian minister athletic exclusion was manifest in the.
History of the life of rev wm mack lee : body servant of gerneral robert e lee through the civil war : cook from 1861 to 1865, by william mack lee, b 1835. Robert e lee on black troops and the confederacy in the waning days of the civil war, gen robert e lee disclosed his thoughts on the subject of negroes as soldiers for the confederacy in the waning days of the civil war, when desperation drove the confederacy to enlist negroes in her army, general robert. A single man is a 2009 american drama film based on the novel of the same name by christopher isherwoodit is directed by tom ford in his directorial debut and stars colin firth, who was nominated for an academy award for best actor for his portrayal of george falconer, a depressed gay british university professor living in southern. In new orleans, for example, the majority black school board voted to change robert e lee elementary school to ronald e mcnair elementary in honor of the first black astronaut, who was also a victim of the challenger disaster.
Lee's tactical decisions at antietam save his army and thousands of men, but even so antietam becomes the bloodiest single day of combat in the war 2,108 union soldiers die lee's army loses 1,546 men.
When news broke that new orleans mayor mitch landrieu wanted to take down the statue of robert e lee from his place at the center of what is known today as lee circle, it set off a firestorm of debate. There are 11,518 robert lees in america what it’s like to share a name with an infamous historical figure the statue of confederate general robert e lee sits at the center of the park formerly dedicated to him, the site of recent violent demonstrations in charlottesville, virginia.
With tommy lee jones, will smith, linda fiorentino, vincent d'onofrio based off of the comic book unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named mib this agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation then, one of the agency's finest men only going by the name k (tommy lee jones) , is recruiting for. Arlington house, the robert e lee memorial, also known as the.