Here is your opportunity to share your own comments on the proposed Monroe School Name Change.
It gives me pause when zealots of any persuasion would redefine history to suit some new perspective using a set of moral standards not relative to the base issue. Monroe obeyed the law in force. His greatness is marked by establishing the US as a world power and securing the western hemisphere from European colonialization. This was the Monroe my school was named for, not a planter who used legal, local, agricultural practice which was banned 34 years after his death. Slavery was a horrible condition, in existance since the days of Abraham. Jews, Muslims, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Modern Europeans all had slaves. Monroe must be remembed not for farming methods but as a Great President, for that was the essence of the man.