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America’s Ugliest Confederate Statue Isn’t Coming Down Anytime Soon

A Tennessee town’s absurd and tacky monument to General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Nathan Bedford Forrest stays in Tennessee Capitol, panel decides

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A statue of the controversial Confederate general and KKK leader won't be moved to the state museum.        

Ugly Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue in Nashville, Tennessee

This bizarre, deranged-looking depiction of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is a rare example of a Confederate monument that, rather than being sculpted with dignity and grace, accurately reflects the ugliness of its subject. HoweverShow More Summary

Tennessee Capitol Commission to take up Forrest bust removal

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's call to remove a bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building is getting … Click to Continue »

Tennessee lawmakers unwittingly vote to honor Klan leader

Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives thought they had defeated a resolution to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest. Days later, the chamber unwittingly passed another resolution touting the achievements of … Click to Continue ...

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Now that Nathan Bedford Forrest is our Attorney General, we need something else to argue about that might take our minds off the horrors of the Slave Power running our nation. This is something else to argue about. On the face of it, the exclusion of Terrell Owens from the Pro Football Hall of Fame […]

The Sessions Record

As the confirmation hearing for Nathan Bedford Forrest to serve as Attorney General goes on today, Adam Serwer does a great deep dive into the one case that Forrest and his defenders use to say he’s totally not a racist. Supporters have repeatedly pointed to Sessions’s record to insist that he is in fact a […]

Where Should We Go On Trade?

As I have been saying, even though we are facing a government of deplorables led by likely Attorney General Nathan Bedford Forrest and are naturally going to be fighting against the horrors to come, such as Meryl Streep speaking out against Trump which clearly shows that Jacobin will be leading the anti-fascist fight, we also […]

The Marijuana Industry and the Trump Administration

This Alex Halperin piece demonstrates both the pathetic response of the marijuana industry to the coming attacks from Attorney General Nathan Bedford Forrest and how that industry represents not all users of marijuana, but rather the wealthy white users who control the legal weed operations. The legal marijuana industry, which is anticipated to top $6 […]

Tennessee Commission Rejects City’s Request to Remove Monument to First Grand Wizard of KKK

12 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Erected in 1905, the towering statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest pays tribute to the Ku Klux Klan's first Grand Wizard. The post Tennessee Commission Rejects City’s Request to Remove Monument to First Grand Wizard of KKK appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Commission rejects plan to relocate Confederate statue

12 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The statue was dedicated to the city of Memphis in 1905 and erected as an “enduring monument” to Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest.        

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Arrested for Vandalizing Confederate Statue

Memphis mayoral candidate Leo Awgowhat was arrested Friday for vandalizing the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park. Argowhat... The post Memphis Mayoral Candidate Arrested for Vandalizing Confederate Statue appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

It's Time to Separate the South From the Confederacy

On Wednesday, the Memphis City Council cast its final vote to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from a downtown park. Despite the considerable pushback against the decision, I can't help but feel a little hope that progress is...Show More Summary

Memory Palace podcast about a Confederate monument honoring a real racist

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Nate DiMeo, host of the always excellent Memory Palace podcast, points us to the new episode "about the history of the Nathan Bedford Forrest monument (and Confederate monuments in general) that the city of Memphis is planning on moving from a prominent place downtown to a nearby cemetery, because Forrest was, essentially, a racist monster." The Memory Palace: Episode 73

Confederate Monuments: Memorials to State-Sponsored Terrorism

Brent Staples makes good points about what Confederate statuary is really about, especially when we are talking about people like Nathan Bedford Forrest. Not all monuments warrant that kind of challenge. But those honoring the Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest deserve the backlash they have generated. Forrest presided over the 1864 massacre of Union soldiers, […]

More Nathan Bedford Forrest

This week the State of Tennessee’s Department of Transportation rejected a request from Nashville’s Metro Council (City Council) to plant foliage that would block the view of the atrocious Nathan Bedford Forrest statue that commuters...Show More Summary

RACE ACTIVISTS CAN’T WAIT=> Dig Up Body of Confederate General in Memphis Park

The Memphis City Council voted unanimously to dig up Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a local... The post RACE ACTIVISTS CAN’T WAIT=> Dig Up Body of Confederate General in Memphis Park appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Give Nathan Bedford Forrest A Break

Private property is private property, even if it is a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Sure, the guy made a living selling slaves and fought to preserve the enslavement of black Americans.....................................................................

A Confederate General’s Final Stand Divides Memphis

2 years agoNews : NYTimes: News

Memphis joined a national wave re-evaluating symbols of the Confederacy after its City Council voted to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and Confederate general, and to move his remains from a public park.

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