“Robert E. Lee rejected the idea of Confederate monuments, saying they ‘keep open the sores of war'” -Daily Kos

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Summary: ‘ Let’s put it somewhere just where historically it fits with the area around it, accordingly you shall be able to have people come to see it, who want to understand that history, and that individual.” Donald Trump, our nation’s historically unpopular president, continued a Twitter rant about Confederate monuments and the growing movement to remove them. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson have all issued statements approving the removal of these statues from public grounds: Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis: “In a public place, if it’s offensive and people are taking issue with it, let us move it. They continued to state the family preferred to celebrate the actions of Stonewall Jackson’s sister: While we aren’t ashamed of our great-great-grandfather, we’re ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family, and friends suffer.

In fact, in lieu of lauding Jackson’s violence, we pick and pick out to celebrate Stonewall’s sister—our great-great-grandaunt—Laura Jackson Arnold. In a public letter published at Slate, William Jackson Christian, and Warren Edmund Christian, two great-great grandsons of Stonewall Jackson were crystal clear in their desire to see the monuments removed from public spaces: We are native Richmonders additionally the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson….Read The Full Article Here

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