Via Todd Starnes. From what I understand, Memphis’s discomfort with Forrest’s tomb long predates the Confederate-flag frenzy of the past...
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has called for the removal of the grave of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park.
Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation.
Now that Tennessee has murdered the Confederate flag on license plates, and is giving serious thought to removing a bust of Confederate general and founding KKK member Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol building, some Democrats in the state legislature think maybe it would be a good idea to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Show More Summary
Bill Dorris is a businessman in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the guardian of the really awful Nathan Bedford Forrest statue off of I-65 in Nashville, which was sculpted by James Earl Ray's lawyer, Jack Kershaw. With everything that's...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reports on a renewed effort to do away with a Nashville statue memorializing the first KKK wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, just one among many...
Nathan Bedford Forrest is still all over the place in Tennessee. A state park is named for him, a bronze bust of his image watches over the state Capitol, and a grandiose monument of him resides at his grave in Memphis. But his mostShow More Summary
In recent weeks, activists have been retiring the Confederate flag by burning it to symbolize the end of the Civil War. Of course, Fox News objected, but another artist depicted the flag unraveling. A better idea would be to unravelShow More Summary
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
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
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
This week the physical process of changing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest to Westside High School began in Jacksonville, Florida.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not even a black Confederate activist could stop Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Florida from changing its name to something less KKK-ish.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...