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Nathan Bedford Forrest

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...

Potential Name Change Causes Uproar

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The statue of Confederate fighter Nathan Bedford Forrest astride a horse towers above the Memphis park bearing his name. It's a...

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...