Forrest's contributions to race relations have been forgotten by history. He actually called for the disbanding of the KKK when it became a racist, violent organization that it was never intended to be --
Also, in 1875, he was invited to address the Independent Order of Pole Bearers, a civil rights organization of the day. The misinformation and disinformation concerning Forrest must stop. Our refusal to look into history for the truth will benefit neither black nor white Americans.