Past Is Prologue

Confederate Statues Aren’t Even Honest About Who They Memorialize

What’s insidious is the way these monuments infect our memories, our relationships, and our beliefs

General Robert E. Lee’s statue inside Lee Chapel in Washington and Lee University with blue USA flag and flag of Coat of Arms of Washington and Lee University in foreground. Photo: Bruce Yuanyue Bi/Getty Images

When I hear the name Robert E. Lee, I think of the year Lee High won the state championship football game. I recall the look on my…