- Mar 18, 2020
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I think Lee was still into the paternalistic view. He didn't believe the freed slaves could take care of themselves. When he testified in Congress during the inquiries about the klan he stated he didn't believed the races were equal or could live together. Don't think he was the one to promote racial equality!He basically went straight from the war to a job at a private university and died 5 1/2 years after his surrender. As I recall, he only ever left Lexington during that time for health reasons.
Why would he have an obligation to advance racial equality after the war?