Here’s Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. speaking on Robert E. Lee and his connections to Virginia. The video’s description reads, “James ‘Bud’ Robertson talks about Robert E. Lee’s ties to Virginia and the various military campaigns throughout the state during the Civil War. He also compared General Lee’s life after the war to other generals and veterans. During the question and answer period, Mr. Robertson discussed his role in both the centennial and sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War.”
I suppose eventually every student must find something a beloved teacher says with which they profoundly disagree. In this case, I disagree with what Professor Robertson says about the confederate flag at the beginning of the lecture. I think he’s approaching the subject emotionally, feeling the connection to his own confederate ancestors, instead of viewing the flag through the lens of history.