“I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God. [Robert E. Lee]”
This day today is not MLK day in the least – Robert E Lee came a long time before him and represented the entire south.
In 2015, the shameful Georgian executive decided to stop honouring their hero and instead went for the communist’s day as more important.
Very difficult to find an unbiased history of Lee, Wiki is useless, this is OK:
Confederate General Robert Edward Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during most of the Civil War and his brilliant battlefield leadership earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military leaders in history as he consistently defeated larger Union armies.
This must be added, in the interest of accuracy, courtesy of my friends:
Lee was not Commander in General of the entire Confederacy until later in the war … probably after Vicksberg fell. He was General of the Army of Northern Virginia. That army was not only in charge of fighting the Army of the Potomac, but they were also responsible for protecting the capital of the Confederacy.
One of the most shameful things to me, personally, is that Alabama Public Radio runs it as MLK Day and then Robert E Lee as an afterthought. Dixie must always stay alive in people’s minds. As for Virginia …
A British take on him:
We’ll not mention damnyankees or carpetbaggers – after all, we’re all friends now, right?