Petition to remove confederate generals' names from Fort Hamilton

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One hundred and fifty two years after the end of the Civil War, the Army continues to honor Confederate generals with street names at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.  This does not reflect a spirit of reconciliation at this point.  It honors men who committed treason and disparages the memory of the close to 4 million slaves who were freed by the Civil War.  It serves as an ongoing assault to their descendants and all people who love freedom.  The Army's refusal to acknowledge that these men stood for slavery and violence against innocent people is an effort to sanitize our history.  By making the Confederacy seem benign, it denies the historical experience of the African American people.  If the Army changes the names of those streets, it will acknowledge the worst of our history and take a step towards true reconciliation.



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