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Continue work on the Forrest monument; use it as an educational opportunity

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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 --

http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/history.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=4&item=kkk

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.



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