You just knew this was coming. Here’s how the Rev. Al Sharpton will be spending his Saturday:
“Robert E. Lee Street” is actually “General Lee Avenue” and it’s a half-mile long street on the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn, NY. Before the Civil War, Lee served at Fort Hamilton:
And the Confederate flag in question is reportedly part of a larger mural in the state capitol, not some stand alone work of art.
What’s next, Al? Columbus Circle? George Washington owned slaves … should we rename the George Washington Bridge? Should we rename Washington, D.C.?
Where does this stop?