Stop the monument of Nathan Bedford Forrest from being erected.

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Anita Kanitz
6 years ago
Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Robert Talach
7 years ago
Despite whatever achievements Bedford may have achieved in the military he lost the right to be honoured when he joined such a racist group. Spend the money on honouring those who have supported freedom and equality not oppression and segregation.

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Gloria W. Stephens
7 years ago
My ancestral roots are in the State of Alabama. Additionally, I also attended Tuskegee University, where there was emphasis on enriching the American culture in a positive manner. The erection of the Nathan Bedford Forrest is another example of numerous efforts in our country to further the racial divide.

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Douglas Brooks
7 years ago
Erecting this statue would be regarded by all as an in-your-face racist act -- not an act of appreciation of history.

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Lauren Salter
7 years ago
Essentially, this would be honoring a traitor and a terrorist. Totally unacceptable.

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Richard Pierce
7 years ago
Nathan Bedford Forrest murdered black soldiers after they surrender at the Fort Pillow Massacre & was a founder of the K.K.K.

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Valerie Gay
7 years ago
We must not glorify hatred in our society.

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Virginia Sheen
7 years ago
I assume this is because this man was a member of this community when he served in the Civil War, which, despite protests to the contrary of many in the south, was lost by the Confederacy. If the man had moved to Germany (remember, they lost, too) and served in WW II, would the town be erecting a monument NOW? I think not. In addition--no, primarily, actually--this is as insulting as it can be to both black members of the community, and to those who hold their country dear to them, regardless of state of residency.

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Sandy Gordon
7 years ago
I do not know how I would feel to see a young child looking at this statute that represents the lynchings, the blood, the burnings, the screams, the savagery, and the terror black communities faced not so long ago. Just imagining such a scene is unbearable.

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Alecha Irby
7 years ago
That is a statue of hate!