I wish to support Ernie Feierabend’s letter regarding the naming of a building at LSU for the university’s first president, William Tecumseh Sherman. He was an opponent of slavery on moral and religious grounds and as a supporter of the Union and the Constitution. The time has come in the 21st century to recognize this patriot and give him due honor.
In addition, I would like to add that I find it rather ironic that there is a public high school in Baton Rouge, whose student body has been predominately African-American, to be named for the slave-holder Robert E. Lee. The “Lost Cause”, based on the evil premise of slavery, has been lost and it is time that this fact be duly acknowledged and accepted.