Nathan Bedford Forrest
Originally published 07/14/2015
Elaine Frantz Parsons
White racists have long honored Nathan Bedford Forrest as a symbol of white supremacy.
Originally published 07/08/2015
"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."
Originally published 12/18/2013
Nathan B. Forrest High School will finally be getting a new monicker.
Originally published 02/07/2013
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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