This activist stood up to a school board member who publicly defended Robert E. Lee and claimed the Confederate general was a freer of slaves.
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In US news and current events today, the East Baton Rouge Parish school board held a hearing to rename ‘Lee High School,’ named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Days earlier, board member Connie Bernard defended Lee falsely claiming that he was responsible for freeing enslaved people. Bernard was caught shopping on her laptop during the hearing. Robert E. Lee owned 189 enslaved people and fought in court to indefinitely postpone their emancipation, which the courts denied. As a general for the Confederacy, Lee was a traitor who took up arms against the U.S. All of the school board members, including Connie Bernard, voted to approve renaming Lee High School.
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