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KKK Monument Stirs Controversy

This was posted on august 22, but I thought it seemed like new news still.

SELMA, Alabama (WSFA) - The renovation of a monument to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest continues in Selma, Alabama despite the efforts of those who want it stopped.


The organization Friends of Forrest ordered a new bust of Forrest to replace one that was recently stolen and are building a bigger and better monument to the general, while sprucing up the larger Confederate Memorial Circle.


Nathan Bedford Forrest's legacy engenders fierce debate.


Historians say he was a brilliant tactician whose methods were studied long after the Civil War.


"I recommend this man to model his life after," said Todd Kiscaden, with Friends of Forrest. "He always led from the front. He did what he said he was going to do. He took care of his people, and his people included both races."


But others point to Forrest's role as a slave trader before the Civil War, and the accounts of the battle of Fort Pillow in Tennessee, where more than 100 Black Union troops were killed.


He also served as the first Grand Wizard of the original Ku Klux Klan.


"Here's a man who killed African-Americans who had surrendered, who were not a threat to anybody, whoformed the Ku Klux Klan," said Alabama State Senator Hank Sanders, who is among the people pushing to stop the construction.


Sanders said the Selma City Council has the power to stop the construction, because the cemetery is owned by the city, but council president Cecil Williamson says the land on which the Forrest monument sits is actually controlled by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and has been since the 1870s.


He doesn't think the city should be involved at all.


The work on the project is scheduled to be completed in the fall.

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/stor...storyid=211739

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and the scary thing is people and the world were against south african apartheid but yet this still carries on in the states, USA, the biggest hyprocite. building a monument to celebrate a racist prick who murdered people who had surrendered.

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Re: KKK Monument Stirs Controversy

There is a petition on change dot org to stop this if anyone is interested.

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There are literally thousands of monuments and statues to numerous persons guilty of murder, rape, and (insert any crime you can imagine HERE)!

This is no different... so I care little

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Its gotten to the point where no one should care. Life is too short. Its one thing if they're raising a monument of the guy throwing a noose over a strong branch...then I'd understand but until then let 'em be.

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Re: KKK Monument Stirs Controversy

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There is a petition on change dot org to stop this if anyone is interested.
Yeah. I got an email about it which is where I found out about it.

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There are literally thousands of monuments and statues to numerous persons guilty of murder, rape, and (insert any crime you can imagine HERE)!

This is no different... so I care little
that is so true. I tip my none existent hat to you sir

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that is so true. I tip my none existent hat to you sir
Thank You Kindly Madam

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Re: KKK Monument Stirs Controversy

I don't live far from it... I know what i'm doing on Halloween.

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Re: KKK Monument Stirs Controversy

It's not a monument to the KKK, it is a monument to an American general.

You are stirring the racial hatred fears with your headline.

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