Nearby statue of Ulysses S. Grant is also toppled. He was a slave owner too, before the Civil War. That’s three for three this night. pic.twitter.com/Lyw6bXeOTO
— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) June 20, 2020
Ulysses S. Grant inherited a slave named William Jones from his father-in-law but freed him despite struggling financially to provide for his family because he hated slavery. During the Civil War, Grant beat the shit out of Robert E. Lee, who surrendered to him at Appomattox.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 20, 2020
Grant did briefly own one slave he freed years before the war; but as a general he smashed the Confederacy, and as president he crushed the Klan. He presided over the ratification of the 15th Amendment. People going after Grant probably just want to break things. https://t.co/rVtPOcvyAN
— Adam Serwer? (@AdamSerwer) June 20, 2020