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Now is the Time


Robert E. Lee Jr. High School

With cities across America now removing confederate statues and names, now is the time for the Monroe City School Board to rename those schools that represent slavery, a symbol of shame to everyone and injustice to Black people. Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee name should be removed and renamed ASAP. We thank the City School Board for renaming Abraham Lincoln Elementary. Black and white should be involved in choosing the new names. Some may ask why? If we are to try in healing the racial divide in our community, we must admit that those gentlemen owned slaves. General Robert E. Lee tried...

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