Florida NAACP demands Confederate uniform removed from portrait of
Robert E. Lee
If members of the Lee County, Florida, branch of the NAACP have their waó, the Confederate uniform would be removed from a portrait of General Robert E. Lee that currently hangs in the county commission chambers, a local NBC affiliate reported Saturday. The move is part of the NAACP’s effort to purge the Confederacy from U.S. history in the wake of the shooting at a Charleston,
South Carolina, church.
“What kind of impact our youngsters have when they go to the courthouse, and they see that symbol of a racist leader there in a public facility?” Kennix Roó asked. “She shouldn’t have to apologize for saying take it down.” While some are upset over the portrait, others say there are more important issues to be dealt with.