NAACP to Lee County, Fla.: Tear down this Gen. Robert E. Lee portrait
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The president of an NAACP branch in Florida has petitioned members of the Lee County Commission to take down a painting of Gen. Robert E. Lee, calling the former Confederate leader a historic symbol of racism.
Lee County was named after the general in 1887 — 22 years after the Civil War wrapped, the Fort Myers News-Press said.
But James Muwakkil, of the Lee County chapter of the NAACP, said the painting, which has hung in the county commission’s meeting room for years, divides the community.
“That painting is a symbol of racism. It’s a symbol of divisiveness, and it doesn’t unify Lee County. It divides Lee County,” Mr. Muwakkil said in a letter, the News-Press reported.
County Commissioner Larry Kiker said the commission would have to hold a public meeting on the issue.