Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee is an American Confederate general who gained is fame during the American Civil War. This military officer from Virginia fought to protect the idea of slavery. To this day, his legacy is protected by naming schools after this infamous general. “Robert E Lee Day” is also being celebrated across several states in the US.

In June this year, many of the American institutes have agreed reconsider their approach to Lee or abandon his name altogether. General Lee’s former home in Washington DC has shifted its focus on emphasising the lives of his Black slaves. The city of Charlottesville, Virginia has agreed to remove his statue from the public land.

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