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LETTER TO THE EDITOR — Emancipation

Dear Editor,

Today, June 19, is important because slaves in Texas received notice that President Lincoln had declared their freedom!
A few years later, Gen. Robert E. Lee declared his own ‘emancipation’ by stating that he wanted “no monuments or plaques in any form … using his name … to promote or perpetuate the glory of the Civil War!
If he were alive today, would he have to fight those who proclaim “loyalty” to the Confederacy as their heritage?

Thomas Jones

Tucson, Arizona (native of Port Arthur)