Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson Are Part Of Bronx Community College's 'Hall Of Fame'

As New York City residents demand that the federal government rename General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive in Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton, monuments to the two slaveholding Confederate generals sit unperturbed on the grounds of Bronx Community College. [UPDATE BELOW: The statues will be removed and replaced.]

Part of BCC’s “Hall of Fame for Great Americans,” the busts sit along a 630-foot long, colonnaded stone walkway behind the college’s library, which resembles Columbia University’s well-known Low Library.

BCC touts the hall as “a unique and patriotic reminder that this country's phenomenal growth has been due to the vitality, ingenuity, and intellect of these individuals.”