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The Museum That Keeps Now-Obscure Confederate Flags

Last month Memphis, Tennessee, removed its last Confederate monuments, among them a memorial to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The city sold the land on which the statues stood to a nonprofit, which quickly transplanted them to a private location. Show More Summary

GEORGE KORDA: Nathan Bedford Forrest: Instead of statue demolition, why not turn the tables on raci…

GEORGE KORDA: Nathan Bedford Forrest: Instead of statue demolition, why not turn the tables on racists? This is a really thoughtful and informative piece.

‘Ethnic cleansing is human nature’: Pro-Confederate rally speaker boasts he will be ‘as extreme as I can be legally’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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...

How Memphis took down its Confederate statues

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The city sold two parks with statues of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to a non-profit and then removed the statues.        

Internet celebrates ‘vandals’ defacing ‘creepy’ statue of Confederate general and KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

On Wednesday, some heroic vandals desecrated an already-ugly statue of Confederate general and suspected Ku Klux Klan co-founder Nathan Bedford Forrest with pink paint — and Twitter, naturally, is in an uproar of approval. PHOTOS: Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along I-65 in Nashville vandalized:...

Vandals paint Confederate statue pink; owner says it'll have better visibility

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Vandals splashed the private memorial of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with vivid pink paint. Now the statue's owner says he'll leave it that way.        

Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument Vandalized or Beautified?

Just days after the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest monument in Memphis, Tennessee another monument erected in his honor has been vandalized. The Forrest monument along I-65, just south of Memphis, was designed by Jack Kershaw, a co-founder of the League of the South and dedicated in 1998. Kershaw’s monument stands out as one […]

As Confederate Monuments Fall, Do They Epitomize America’s Illness?

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

WATCH: Memphis commissioner who worked with city to get Confederate statues removed explains how they did it

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Last week, Memphis, Tennessee shocked the country by appearing to find a loophole that allowed the removal of a statue of Confederate general and suspected KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park. Now, one of the men behind the operation explained just how they did it. In a press...

Memphis Takes Down Two Confederate Monuments, Including Statue of KKK Leader

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Happy Holidays! Memphis Takes Down Two Confederate Statues

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

One was a monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general, Klu Klux Klan member, and slave trader.

Let’s Put Up New Monuments

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 […]

Monument to Slave Trader, Confederate General, and Klan Leader Removed

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 […]

Memphis Removes Two Confederate Statues

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

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)        

Memphis Removes Confederate Statue From Park After Private Sale

A statue of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest came down Wednesday, just hours after the sale ordinance was signed.

Memphis to remove Confederate statues overnight following sale of public parks

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

After two parks were sold to a private entity, Memphis police mobilized to remove statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.        

That White Boy Nathan Bedford Forrest Could Jump

One of the more difficult subjects in my Black Confederates book has been trying to understand why some African Americans identify with this myth. There are a range of perspectives […]

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

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

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