The Memphis City Council received backlash after voting to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, originally named for a man who was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, a Confederate general in the Civil War and a slave trader.
“Nathan Bedford Forrest was a racist. He was head of the Klan -- ‘Oh, no, it isn’t the same Klan today as it was yesterday’ -- it was still the Klan," Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery told VICE. "I've referred to the Klan as a terrorist organization. In fact, I call them the ‘American Taliban’ because of who they are and what they do.”
VICE got an inside look at the KKK rally and included the footage as part of a full-length piece on the subject of racism and hate in the United States called "Triple Hate."