Oh, the Horror! A Birthday Note for Robert E. Lee

“Happy birthday” note to Robert E. Lee found outside of (Duke U) Chapel

Sophomores Kristen Quesada and Isabelle Watkins were walking around the Chapel Jan. 19 when they saw a note sitting where a Robert E. Lee statue used to be.

“Happy birthday Robert E. Lee,” the note, which was accompanied by a pink flower, read. “There are many who still respect your memory despite this foolish university’s disdain for your exemplary life.”

Quesada and Watkins initially approached the Chapel to see if it was open around 5:15 p.m., and Quesada said that she was looking at the statues when she saw the note…

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