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    Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader - Yahoo! News

    A fight is brewing in Mississippi over a proposal to issue specialty license plates honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

    The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a series of state-issued license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which it calls the "War Between the States." The group proposes a different design each year between now and 2015, with Forrest slated for 2014.

    "Seriously?" state NAACP president Derrick Johnson said when he was told about the Forrest plate. "Wow."

    Forrest, a Tennessee native, is revered by some as a military genius and reviled by others for leading an 1864 massacre of black Union troops at Fort Pillow, Tenn. Forrest was a Klan grand wizard in Tennessee after the war.

    Sons of Confederate Veterans member Greg Stewart said he believes Forrest distanced himself from the Klan later in life. It's a point many historians agree upon, though some believe it was too little, too late, because the Klan had already turned violent before Forrest left.


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    Re: Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

    I know, they should name libraries, highways, and government buildings after him instead..... I guess he'd have to have been a democrat senator though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I know, they should name libraries, highways, and government buildings after him instead..... I guess he'd have to have been a democrat senator though.
    I was waiting for this.

    Nathan Bedford Forrest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Forrest became a businessman, a planter who owned several cotton plantations in the Tennessee Delta, and a slave owner. He was also a slave trader, with a business based on Adams Street in Memphis. In 1858, Forrest (a conservative Democrat), was elected as a Memphis city alderman.[5] Forrest supported his mother and put his younger brothers through college. By the time the American Civil War started in 1861, he was a millionaire and one of the richest men in the South, having amassed a "personal fortune that he claimed was worth $1.5 million".[6]
    Like most Confederates during the Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a democrat. Your partisanship doth betray you sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I was waiting for this.

    Nathan Bedford Forrest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Like most Confederates during the Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a democrat. Your partisanship doth betray you sir.



    partisanship? I don't like klansmen, of any ilk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    partisanship? I don't like klansmen, of any ilk.
    Robert Byrd served the constituents of WV for over 40 years regardless of their skin color. Not sure how that makes him a klansman. Don't you Christians believe men can change?
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    Re: Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Robert Byrd served the constituents of WV for over 40 years regardless of their skin color. Not sure how that makes him a klansman. Don't you Christians believe men can change?




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    Re: Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Robert Byrd served the constituents of WV for over 40 years regardless of their skin color. Not sure how that makes him a klansman. Don't you Christians believe men can change?
    Do they?...............

    In 1875, Forrest demonstrated that his personal sentiments on the issue of race now differed from that of the Klan, when he was invited to give a speech before an organization of black Southerners advocating racial reconciliation, called the Independent Order of Pole-Bearers Association. At this, his last public appearance, he made what the New York Times described as a "friendly speech"[7] during which, when offered a bouquet of flowers by a black woman, he accepted them as a token of reconciliation between the races and espoused a radically progressive (for the time) agenda of equality and harmony between black and white Americans.

    Nathan Bedford Forrest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

    good one adpst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Do they?...............
    Already addressed. The Klan had already become violent after quit. Too little. Too late.
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    Re: Miss. license plate proposed to honor KKK leader

    I like to fancy myself a white nigger. Especially on days when I beat my woman and chug down malt liquor. Liquor? I didn't even know her.

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