ENDNOTE: Confederate General Robert E. Lee is now persona non grata



New York City church removes two plaques honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee

  • The plaques commemorate a tree planted by General Robert E. Lee in the 1840s outside St. John’s Episcopal Church 
  • They were installed in 1912 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island agreed to take down the plaque in light of the recent violence in Virginia
  • Activists are still hoping to change the names of two streets inside Fort Hamilton named for Lee and Stonewall Jackson
  • Army officials say the streets were originally named in a spirit of reconciliation

By Associated Press
PUBLISHED: 07:12 EDT, 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:04 EDT, 16 August 2017   

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Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese have taken down two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a church property in Brooklyn.

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While I despise the “supremacists” of any color, I don’t think that one can rewrite history to suit the current political correctness.


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