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.
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 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.
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
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
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