Robert Edward Lee is probably the best kept secret in America's contribution to education and reconciliation. The son of Virginia Aristocracy, Lee rose above the failings of his father, "Light Horse Harry" Lee and, with determined efforts, spent his entire life (with the exception for four years) as an educator, a reconciliator and a Christian icon. This course is not about the American Civil War. It is about one honorable leader's determination, in the midst of a changing America, to build an American educational system suitable for all Americans. Lee's example as a devout Christian gentleman also left its mark at the US Military Academy, where he served as president before 1850.
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