With the inequality of minority jobs, housing, incarceration, and everything else...it speaks Volumes!!!
New Orleans has taken down it's fourth and final Confederate monument. General Robert E. Lee's statue was bronze and 16' tall.
Charlottesville, VA. currently has Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee parks with statues to honor their Confederate history. This place where I was born,( yes, the same place where the 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson had slaves and fathered children by an enslaved mixed woman, Sally Hemings)...some of the people are torn, because there was a vote to take the statue of Robert E. Lee down. Supporters of the Confederate Movement were protesting with burning torches and everything. This act is reminiscent of how the KKK did business.
America is known as the Slavery Country, John Brown, the white abolitionist and I agree. America has a lot of blood on it's hands.
AFTER ALL WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH, HOW COULD ANYBODY BELIEVE THESE MONUMENTS WERE GOOD IDEAS?
(Important points taken from Wikipedia) The American Civil War was an internal Conflict fought in the United States from 1861-1865. It was the bloodiest war in U.S. History.
In the 1860 presidential election, Republicans, led by Abraham Lincoln, supported banning slavery in all the U.S. territories at the time, something which the Southern states viewed as a violation of their constitutional rights and as being part of a plan to eventually abolish slavery.
But before Lincoln's inauguration, seven slave states with cotton-based economies formed the Confederacy.
Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter.
(They also made their own flag, The Confederate Flag.)
Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which made ending slavery a war goal.
In 1863, Robert E. Lee's Confederate incursion north ended at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Lee's escape attempt ended with his surrender at the Appomattox Court House, on April 9, 1865. Sadly, on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.
Outcome of Civil War: Union Victory, Slavery abolished, Territorial integrity preserved, dissolution of confederate states and the beginning of the reconstruction era. (end of Wikipedia points)
If you need suggestions on who should have a statue, my number one pic is Jesus. He died, so all people would have a chance to be saved.
Other top picks... Washington DC got it right with The Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King monuments.
Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, William T. Sherman, John Brown Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman.
Truth, Passion, Love and Repent!