Nathan Bedford Forrest

Tennessee panel votes to move Confederate bust from Capitol

A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has agreed to remove the state Capitol’s bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. The Tennessee Historical Commission voted 25-1 on Tuesday to move the Nathan…

Lawmaker Criticized for Honoring Confederate, KKK Figure

State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville) lost to Jerry Starnes in the District 88 Republican Primary – Photo from Alabama LegislatureAn Alabama lawmaker is facing criticism over a social media post marking the birthday of a Confederate general who became an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan. Republican Rep. Will Dismukes said he had a great time speaking at an…

Selma No Stranger to Confederate Monument Controversy

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The violence in Charlottesville has sparked a national debate about race and history. Its an issue people in Selma have been dealing with for years. A monument honoring Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest has been at the center of most of the controversy in Selma. Forrest defended the city in the Battle of Selma during…