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, […]
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
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.
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.....................................................................
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.
Hey, would you believe that we’re still getting letters from angry sons, daughters, and bastard wannabe grandchildren of the Confederacy about our piece on a proposal to move Nathan Bedford Forrest’s bones out of a city park and to a...Show More Summary
Republican Rep. Andy Holt says the Tennessee legislature is mistaken to consider ending an annual holiday honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest and moving his bust from the state capitol, because Forrest was “one of the South’s first civil rights leaders.” Forrest was in fact the first Grand...
This is just head spinning. Pay no attention to actual history folks. What's up is down and vice versa: GOP Lawmaker: KKK Grand Wizard Was 'One Of The South’s First Civil Rights Leaders': Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general...Show More Summary
NEWS: The Memphis City Council has voted to move the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park in Memphis.
We sure did get a Passel o’ Stupid in reply to our piece suggesting that Memphis should get rid of its big Nathan Bedford Forrest statue (the public one, not the crazy-ass Nashville abomination above, which is on private land), seeing as how the guy was a vicious racist and war criminal. Show More Summary
The Memphis City Council voted unanimously to dig up Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a local... The post Memphis Officials Vote to Dig Up Dead Wife of Confederate General and Sell Off His Statue appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, by most accounts except the white supremacist ones, was quite the murderous, racist shithead. He was a wealthy slave trader, and he presided over one of the bloodiest massacres of the...Show More Summary
My latest local, altie Nashville Scene cartoon is about Nashville’s statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who fought defending Nashville from the Union Army, who was the founder of the Ku Kux Klan and the first “Grand...Show More Summary
In the creepiest development to emerge from the Confederate flag debate yet, the Memphis City Council intends to dig up General Nathan Bedford Forrest's bones. Sure, he isn't the most loved figure in history. He was a confederate general and, well, yeah he started the KKK. Show More Summary
There's a fascinating conflict of values, priorities and equities taking place now in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis City Council just voted unanimously to dig up and remove the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from their current resting place in a city park. Show More Summary
The Memphis City council took steps on Tuesday to begin the process of removing a monument to Confederate War General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the nation’s first Ku Klux Klan “grand wizard.” In an unanimous vote, the council approved a resolution for the removal of Bedford’s...
Think that if he were alive today, General Nathan Bedford Forrest would embrace Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine blacks in a Charleston Church who hoped to start a race war? Think again. In fact, toward the end of his life, General...Show More Summary
The Mayor of Memphis wants the statue and remains of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from a Memphis park. We’re willing to empathize with the mayor, just a little, and only if he’s planning on being consistent. Will the mayor call to remove West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd’s name from any of the buildings named after him. Show More Summary
Tennessee State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) supports the planned construction of a monument to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate general, slave dealer, and founder of the Ku Klux Klan, the Daily News Journal reports. The Sons of Confederate Veterans are behind the memorial, whose...