'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is first published; Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America; 'Chicago Seven' defendants in court; Dale Earnhardt, Senior dies. (Feb. 18)
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller took a tone-deaf approach to Black History Month by praising Jefferson Davis, a slaveholder and president of the Confederacy. In a Facebook post on Saturday, Miller celebrated the anniversary of Davis being selected as the president of the Confederate...
Jefferson Davis asked for the design of the statue to be revised
In a deep dive into a pro-Confederacy rally in Memphis, designed to call attention to the city’s decision to allow the removal of statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a speaker admitted that he is trying to push modern day Confederacy supporters...
The city sold two parks with statues of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to a non-profit and then removed the statues.
The recent removal of statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest illuminates the many problems with the memorial landscape in Memphis and throughout the United States. The post As Confederate Monuments Fall, Do They Epitomize America’s Illness? appeared first on Hyperallergic.
On Wednesday night, the city of Memphis got rid of two Confederate statues, including a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Read more...
The city sold two parks to a nonprofit in order to skirt a state law prohibiting the removal of monuments from public land, allowing it to remove the statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The post Memphis Takes Down Two Confederate Monuments, Including Statue of KKK Leader appeared first on Hyperallergic.
In a surprise move Wednesday evening, the city sold two parks to a nonprofit corporation that promptly tore down monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.
Image via Getty Statues Of Racists Come Down In Memphis The public displays of adoration for confederate President Jefferson Davis and KKK leader Nathan Bedford have been removed from a park in Memphis, Tennessee according to DailyMail. The land
Last night, as monuments to the racial terrorists and national treasonists Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest came down in Memphis, my friend Brian Hamilton, managing editor of the excellent digital magazine Edge Effects, tweeted a link to a piece he published there in the wake of Charlottesville. (A brief aside: I highly recommend checking out Edge […]
Last night the city of Memphis removed monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis. In Forrest’s words, they ‘kept the skeer’ on them and it finally paid off. In 2013 I wrote this piece on the controversy surrounding the Forrest monument for the Atlantic. The city got around legislation limiting the removal of monuments […]
Crews in Memphis, Tennessee removed statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis late Wednesday. Mayor Jim Strickland says the statues "no longer represent who we are." (Dec. 21)
Moments ago, I signed the ordinance that completed our sale of the parks. pic.twitter.com/LZH00Pa6cv — Mayor Jim Strickland (@MayorMemphis) December 21, 2017 Earlier today Memphis’s city council voted to immediately remove the statues of Nathan Bedford Forest and Jefferson Davis that are on public grounds. The city of Memphis sold two public parks containing Confederate […]
After two parks were sold to a private entity, Memphis police mobilized to remove statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.
Today was obviously a day filled with bad news. But here’s something good: The Memphis City Council unanimously voted today to approve an ordinance for the immediate removal of both Nathan Bedford Forest and Jefferson Davis monuments from public parks. After the third and final of the ordinance and the subsequent vote, council then moved […]
In a case of fake news that goes back 150 years, the many accounts of the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis tended to focus on what he was wearing at the time. After Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox in 1865, Davis fled from Virginia with his family, hoping to regroup in Texas to fight on without his army. Show More Summary
A plaque in the Kentucky Capitol declaring the only president of the Confederacy to be a hero and a patriot will stay until a lawyer with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's … Click to Continue »
Sammy Davis Jr. sings another classic tv theme: Ja'net Dubois' "Movin' On Up."
After learning their school's namesake, Jefferson Davis, was president of the Confederacy, students started a campaign to change the school's name. The post Students Successfully Campaign for Historic Name Change appeared first on The Good Men Project.