US Grant’s Racist Son
The son of U.S. Grant, Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912), was opposed to black men being graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and used racial slurs in his comments. The father was no friend of the black man either and had admitted that he was “no abolitionist.”  This was the commanding general of Lincoln’s army of emancipation.
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute  



US Grant’s Racist Son:
“The young Fred was noted to say in front of his father, "the time had not come to send colored boys to West Point." When Clark disagreed, Fred said, "Well, no damned nigger will ever graduate from West Point." (follow the link below to “West Point Controversy”)