Public Programs & Outreach

Saints and Sinners: Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 7:30pm

Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are more than just historical figures -- for some, they are Southern saints. For others, they represent a culture and way of life that was fueled by the enslavement of African Americans. So who were they?

On March 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Cathedral will explore the lives and legacies of these two men, and why their stories were honored in stained glass inside Washington National Cathedral. We'll also look at the stories of the people who were impacted by Lee and Jackson's actions, whose stories aren't reflected in those windows. What did we know of them when they were alive, what did we think of them when the Lee-Jackson windows were installed, and what are we to make of them today?

Speakers include:

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • March 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm