Frederick Douglass Editorial Regarding R. E. Lee's Death


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During January 1870 Frederick Douglass began publishing his latest newspaper the New National Era out of Uniontown in Washington D. C. On November 10, 1870, Douglass published the following editorial titled "Bombast," critical of the adulation of being heaped on Robert E. Lee as a result of his recent death.

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New National Era Newspaper, November 10, 1870
Thanks for adding this. The question of Civil War memory was alive from the first days of the peace.
Feb 28, 2019
Frederick Douglass is exactly right!
Great editorial!
Frederick Douglass speaks the truth about a man (Lee) that fought so hard for slavery.
As Frederick Douglass said: " I will always remember those who fought for liberty, and those who fought for slavery."
There is no greater icon than Lee that represents "those who fought for slavery", and that is how Lee will be remembered!

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