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Mississippi Governor: Denounce Attempts to Honor KKK Founder

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The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a state-issued license plate to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Sons are sponsoring a series of Mississippi license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and would include the Forrest vehicle tag that would be issued in 2014.

Several organizations, including the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP have asked Gov. Haley Barbour to condemn any attempt to honor Forrest with a license plate. Thus far, Barbour has declined to denounce the effort.

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