Rep. James Clyburn: No One Is More Anti-Slavery Than Ulysses S. Grant, Disagrees on Statue Tear Down
CLYBURN: "I know what I know. I also know what I don't know. And I do know that no one was more antislavery than Ulysses S. Grant. Yet, I saw the other day that somebody interpreted his having married into a family of slave owners that he was disqualified. I could not disagree more. I think Ulysses Grant ought to be judged on his own merits, not whether or not he got married to someone whose parents owned slaves. And that is what happened to him. So just I think everyone ought to come to grips with what the real history is."