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At top Confederate general’s home near Washington, enslaved voices elevated

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Arlington (United States) (AFP) – Statues of Robert E. Lee have been toppled as the United States grapples with its racist past but on a hill overlooking the nation’s capital, the top Confederate general’s house has been totally revamped. As Washington embarked on its usual humid, sweaty summer, “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial,” as the home is officially called, began welcoming visitors once again in early June after three years and more than $12 million in renovations. The house’s most impactful changes, however, were not just matters of brick and mortar: The home reopened with a…

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