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Nathan Bedford Forrest

The Shadows of the Confederacy

John R. Burbank | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

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.

General Nathan Bedford Forrest Versus the Ku Klux Klan

John A. Tures | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

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.

When Events Amaze

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

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.

Some Republicans Compare Taking Down Confederate Symbols To ISIS Destroying Cultural Monuments

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Republicans opposed to removing the Confederate flag and other Confederate symbols in the South are falsely equating it to ISIS demolishing cultural a...

William T. Sherman and Nathan Bedford Forrest: Civil War Criminals

John A. Tures | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

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.

School Named For KKK Leader To Be Rebranded

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices

Dec 17 (Reuters) - A Florida high school whose name commemorates a leader of a white supremacist group known for lynchings and other violent acts ag...

KKK Rally Exposed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

In March 2013, a gathering of Ku Klux Klan members rallied in Memphis to protest the renaming of the renaming of Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, Jefferso...

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

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.

License Plates, Heritage and Fellow Mississippians

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

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.

Controversy Over Proposal For KKK Leader License Plate Comes At Perilous Time For Barbour

Politics Daily | Suzi Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to issue one of the specialty license plates honoring Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford For...