By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
Robert E. Lee Day.
That’s a thing in Alabama. And even though Lee’s birthday is Jan. 19, just to make it easy to remember, state leaders decided to honor the South’s top Civil War general on the third Monday in January.
That, of course, also happens to be the day the entire country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Chalk up one more embarrassment for Alabama in the area of civil rights.<br