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The Selma Confederates: 'I want to protect, defend and preserve my white race'

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

As marchers commemorated the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' this past weekend, in Selma, Alabama another tribute was taking place: to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the lieutenant general in the Confederate army and first Grand Wizard of the ?Ku Klux Klan. Read the rest

Group Defends Billboard Honoring KKK Founder on Display Near Selma Bridge

A billboard honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest is on display near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where President Obama, former president George W. Bush, and others commemorated the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The sign, set up in recent days, invites visitors to see “Selma’s War Between The States Historic Sites.” But it also features a [...]Show More Summary

Pro-KKK Billboard Erected Near Pettus Bridge By Neo-Confederate Group

What's a little billboard between friends, after all? On one side, Selma welcomes the First Family to Selma, paid for by the Selma Post-Herald. The other side commemorates the KKK and Nathan Bedford Forrest with the words "Keep the skeer...Show More Summary

Pic of the Day

This week the physical process of changing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest to Westside High School began in Jacksonville, Florida.

The True Meaning of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Confederate Flag

There is a reason why white supremacists align themselves with a history that includes individuals like Nathan Bedford Forrest and symbols such as the Confederate flag. The history and legacy of Forrest and the Confederate flag have not been sabotaged or rewritten by such people. They can both be found time and time again as […]

Fort Pillow Massacre

On April 12, 1864, Confederate troops under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest massacred black Union troops attempting to surrender after their defeat at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. In a war of horrible things, this was probably the worst, as angry southerners got their revenge on their slaves leaving them by dyeing the river red with […]

Selling Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest made a fortune selling slaves before the war. So, isn’t it fitting that the final act in the changing of the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, Tennessee could very well involve a sale. Here is the Nathan Bedford Forrest chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans at the dedication of a […]

Double Take

Not even a black Confederate activist could stop Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Florida from changing its name to something less KKK-ish.

Jacksonville High School Named After KKK Founder Will Get a New Name

Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida, has a student body that is mostly black. The school is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. On December 16, 2013, the school board finally decided to change the name. Read more...

“The slave-running drunkard and Ku Klux Klan leader, Nathan Forrest

Although the Florida school district in Jacksonville, Florida has voted to change the name of Nathan Bedford High School there is still no word on what the new name will be. What follows is Susan Wittenberg Case’s recollection of what took place at the 1959 meeting that led to the school’s naming after Forrest. It’s important […]

A Reminder of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Greatest Battlefield Defeat

Earlier this week a settlement was reached in Selma, Alabama surrounding a monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest. You can read the story here. Whether the photographer intended or not, the accompanying image serves as a reminder that regardless of the battles that Forrest may have won during the Civil War, ultimately, he lost. And that […]

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School To Get New Name

A long-standing dispute in Jacksonville, Florida has ended with the local school board’s unanimous decision to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. As in other decisions about how to collectively remember the past, these decisions ought to be left to local communities. The usual voices will cry foul and describe it as […]

Board Considers Taking KKK Leader’s Name Off High School

A Florida school board has agreed to begin considering whether to change the name of a primarily black high school named for the first “grand wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan and Confederate Army General, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A petition started on Change.org by Omotayo...

Jacksonville school STILL named after KKK founder

Egads! Um... what? A petition on change.org with some 75,000 signatures is asking a Florida school district to change the name of a high school that is named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first “grand wizard”...Show More Summary

Florida School Named for KKK Leader Asked to Drop Name

A Jacksonville, Fla., parent has started a petition on change.org asking a school district to change the name of a high school that is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first "grand wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

School named after KKK leader asked to change its name

In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A petition on change.org with some 75,000 signatures is asking a Florida school district to change the name of a high school that is named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate  general and the first  “grand … Continue reading ?

Petition Pushes For Change At Florida High School Named After KKK Member

In Jacksonville, Fla., the debate continues about whether to change the name of a local high school named for a KKK member. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School takes its name from a former lieutenant general in the Confederate army who served as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Show More Summary

“True Slavery Was Never Practiced in the South”

You can’t make this stuff up. I’ve written about Sea Raven Press in the past, specifically in reference to their book on Nathan Bedford Forrest for teens. This particular title, Everthing You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner, seems to be the most popular given the number of times I’ve [...]

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