She had defended the school’s name despite Lee’s history as a prolific slave-owner, and told people to ‘learn more about him’.
Chambers said when he got to the microphone: ‘I had intended to get up here and talk about how racist Robert E. Lee was, but I’m gonna talk about you, Connie. ‘Sitting over there shopping while we’re talking about Robert E. Lee. ‘This is a picture of you shopping while we’re talking about racism in history in this country … Because you don’t give a damn and it’s clear.’
Bernard got up and left the room without saying anything.