Nathan Bedford Forrest

“Don’t pretend to be shocked," the Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote in a column for The New York Times.
Last week, Bill Lee said he hadn’t “looked at changing" a law to declare an annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. Now he says he's considering action.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Day recognizes a man known as a Confederate general, slave trader and white supremacist leader.
The day of observation calls on Tennesseans to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave-owning war criminal and Klan grand wizard.
David J. Thomas Sr. took down the portrait after the Post learned that his colleagues launched a petition for its removal.
But relocation to spaces that don't explain what the Civil War was about defeats the purpose of removing the statues, says a Southern Poverty Law Center official.
Taking down the confederate flag is a constructive and symbolic financial decision for most corporations. Actually ceding power and income to workers, to pay taxes for education for all, to negotiate with workers as equal partners, those acts will be much harder to achieve.
Think that if he were alive today, General Nathan Bedford Forrest would embrace Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine blacks in a Charleston Church who hoped to start a race war? Think again.
This past week has been one of those special times that prove how unpredictable the flow of events can be. It is an important realization, in our dark era in America, to recognize that our sense of what's possible is likely way too constricted. It tells us that it is never appropriate to yield entirely to despair because we "know" that there's no way things can turn around and get better.
"What separates us from ISIS? Because that's what they do, they go around and tear down history in those nations that they've
William T. Sherman in the field was a disaster. He allowed the Union army at Shiloh to be completely surprised by Johnston's attack, leading the Northern Army to come within an eyelash of being completely smashed, even as junior officers begged him to take precautions days earlier.
A Florida high school whose name commemorates a leader of a white supremacist group known for lynchings and other violent acts against blacks is to be renamed, officials said on Monday.
The Florida name change comes after incidents that sparked racial tension in the southern U.S. state. The honoring of Confederate
The Memphis City Council received backlash after voting to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, originally named
Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.
Some of my fellow Mississippian want to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with license plates honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was one of the initial leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to issue one of the specialty license plates honoring Confederate