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Renaming Robert E. Lee a misapplication of the lessons of Charleston

Renaming Robert E. Lee a misapplication of the lessons of Charleston

Regarding the article "City to Choose New Name for Robert E. Lee Parkhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-robert-e-lee-park-20150717-story.html (July 18), it seems that City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young seems to misunderstand the lesson of the Charleston massacre. Without a question, slavery and its continued legacy are a terrible stain on this country's reputation. The Confederacy fought for its perceived right to continue slavery, and Lee led the Confederate Army. Does that make him a bad man? Or is the problem with Lee one of slave ownership? If that is the problem, then I highly recommend the two recent articles on Snopes.com...

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