How did white supremacy get so ingrained in American society? You need to ask the antebellum South’s most famous advocate for slavery, John C. Calhoun.
An impressive figure in many ways, caving to peer pressure from slaveocrats forever made Robert E. Lee a villain, not a hero, in the American story.
Richmond, Virginia is finally getting serious about taking down Confederate statues. In their place, the city should put up heroes of freedom from American history like these.