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THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF HOLLYWOOD

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 2017.  A group of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis protested the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The statue had not been raised during the American Civil War, but 1924 in conjunction with a new Virginia State Law. The purpose of the "Racial Integrity Law" was the outlawing of interracial marriages.

On that Saturday in August, one week before I started this article, there were counter protesters and the two groups eventually clashed. Tragedy struck when a White Supremacist from Ohio drove his car into the counter protesters killing a 32 year old women.



What do those events have to do with the following Blog Article?

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the comments made by the President of the United States afterwards. Took a narrow position about how events during the American Civil War should be viewed in Historical perspective symbolized by Lee's statue. Such arguments from both sid…