Robert E. Lee http://wrkf.org en Remembrances of Civil Rights, Confederate Leaders Combined http://wrkf.org/post/remembrances-civil-rights-confederate-leaders-combined-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">Schools around the country are closed Monday in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. But schools in the Deep South are also observing the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">Though Louisiana doesn't, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama all officially roll the holidays together and leave it to schools to communicate the confusing marriage to students. From the Southern Education Desk, Annie Gilbertson, reports on a Mississippi community college that has decided to name the combined observance, "Heritage Day."</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:16:02 +0000 Annie Gilbertson 5054 at http://wrkf.org Remembrances of Civil Rights, Confederate Leaders Combined