‘…sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments…’ TWEET, President Trump
In a letter to the New York Times three years
before the war, General Robert E. Lee
described slavery per se as ‘a moral
and political evil’ and, in the States,
‘a greater evil to the white man’
than the black. In 1857 Lee
had been his father-in-law’s executor.
George Custis had manumitted his slaves
on his death bed there and then but ‘no white man
was in the room’.