Nathan Bedford Forrest
SOURCE: Nashville Scene
Forrest's Remains, the National Confederate Museum and Racist Hate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans' effort to move Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains from Memphis to its National Confederate Museum only makes sense if the SCV intends to valorize Confederates who were active in the KKK after the Civil War.
SOURCE: New York Times
Hank Aaron’s Name Will Replace a Confederate General’s on an Atlanta School
“Names do matter,” Jason F. Esteves, Atlanta’s school board chairman, said at Monday’s meeting.
SOURCE: NewsChannel 5 (Nashville)
Bill Would Remove all Members of Tennessee Historical Commission
Some conservative legislators are upset with the state Historical Commission's recent decision to remove a memorial to slave trader and Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee capitol.
SOURCE: Civil War Memory
When It Comes To a Bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, ‘The Cruelty Was the Point.’
by Kevin M. Levin
The Nathan Bedford Forrest bust placed in the Tennessee State Capitol in 1978 was not the work of people who could reasonably be said to have the values of another era. Its placement forces us to consider head-on the values of the Confederacy and people who celebrate it.
‘The Right Kind of Neighbors’ – Race and the Origins of Avondale Estates
by Kathryn Wilson
An Atlanta suburb's history connects to the history of American race relations, beginning as a planned all-white community with a segregated Black enclave and ties to the KKK.
SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Marker Noting Nathan Bedford Forrest's Slave Trading Apparently Vandalized
Historian Tim Huebner, who was involved in the placement of the marker, believes it was broken intentionally.
SOURCE: 1843 Magazine
Confederacy in the 'Hood
For two-and-a-half years, Benjamin Israel, an African-American Orthodox Jew, attended every meeting of the city council in Hollywood, Florida, to talk about street names.
The Conservative Case for Moving Forrest's Bust
by Michael Nelson
To the extent that the arguments of both Forrest’s liberal critics and conservative defenders are valid, the debate about how to remember him is a hard one to resolve. But are the arguments of his defenders valid? I’m a conservative who’s not so sure.
SOURCE: Special to HNN
Nathan B. Forrest’s descendants file suit against Memphis
by Ed Hooper
They are seeking the return of the Charles Niehaus statue removed December 2017 from Health Sciences Park in the city.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
VA official showcased portrait of KKK’s first grand wizard
A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs said he removed a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard from his Washington, D.C., office after offended employees began signing a petition to present to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Memphis's Novel Strategy for Tearing Down Confederate Statues
In a surprise move Wednesday evening, the city sold two parks to a nonprofit corporation that promptly tore down monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.
SOURCE: We're History
We Don’t Have Enough Contempt for Nathan Bedford Forrest
by Elaine Frantz Parsons
White racists have long honored Nathan Bedford Forrest as a symbol of white supremacy.
Historian Peter Cole calls on America to take down everything named after Nathan Bedford Forrest
by Peter Cole
"The Confederate general and KKK “grand wizard” belongs on the short list of the most vile white supremacists in American history. Yet parks and monuments in his name can be found throughout the South."
SOURCE: USA Today
Florida school named after KKK leader to be renamed
Nathan B. Forrest High School will finally be getting a new monicker.
In Memphis, discord over renaming parks and dropping their associations to past Confederacy
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The legacy of onetime Confederate fighter and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest has sparked new discord in Memphis amid moves to rename parks whose very names recall the Old South.Fresh division arose before the Memphis City Council voted recently to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park in Memphis, where a statue of Forrest stands and the general is buried. The council also voted to rename two other parks whose names evoke the Confederate Civil War heritage.The fight over Forrest highlights a broader debate over what Confederate figures should represent in the 21st century. Other U.S. cities also have wrestled with the issue of naming parks and buildings after Confederate figures....
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