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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What kills me is the guy leading the fight against the name change was "A black confederate activist". Just when I thought I had seen it all...
    You don't know much of the history of Nathan Bedford Forrest or the school or west Jacksonville.










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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have only one question here. Jacksonville, why did it take this long?


    Article is here.



    My guess would be because it's time-consuming dragging some people who still believe that "The South will rise again" into the twenty-first century.

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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No kidding. Why would this **** take so long. Kinda seems like common sense to change the name of this school.



    The problem has been that common sense is not common all over this planet.

    Some locations still have a pre-U.S. Civil War mind-set and it's kinda hard to change all of those minds.

    First you have to drag some people kicking and screaming into the 21st century, then you have to point out that things have changed.

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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Yeah, that seems appropriate since they were both Democrats when they were in the Klan.
    O Lord not this **** again, look man parties can change, platforms change, members change. Judge them by where they are now not where they were decades ago. You know the Republican Party has some what changed since Lincoln right?

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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    You may object to this, but GOD bless your Governor .
    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    O Lord not this **** again, look man parties can change, platforms change, members change. Judge them by where they are now not where they were decades ago. You know the Republican Party has some what changed since Lincoln right?
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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have only one question here. Jacksonville, why did it take this long?

    Article is here.
    They left out the part of his biography that talks about his pre-war business as a slave dealer and his battlefield exploits, where he was responsible for the murder of black union prisoners of war at Fort Pillow. A real jewel. Gotta love those southern heroes, don't you?
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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    This is so much crap. What all y'all know about Nathan Bedford Forrest is what you've heard and a paragraph you read somewhere. Nathan Bedford Forrest disbanded the Klan in 1868. Oh, all y'all knew that, right?
    Did he also not deal slaves before the war or murder black union prisoners during the war? Hell, this guy qualifies for southern sainthood.

    http://www.civilwaracademy.com/fort-pillow.html
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    Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have only one question here. Jacksonville, why did it take this long?

    Article is here.
    Why? Nothing sinister. People are stupid. And it wasn't until an intelligent person said, "hey wait a minute!!!"

    Do you honestly think anyone knew who the hell he was? His name is more likely to come up in a pop culture trivia reference about a tom hanks movie. I mean save a few people that aren't big into history.
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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    They left out the part of his biography that talks about his pre-war business as a slave dealer and his battlefield exploits, where he was responsible for the murder of black union prisoners of war at Fort Pillow. A real jewel. Gotta love those southern heroes, don't you?
    There you go. Tell us what you know about Ft. Pillow? Who was involved; the history of the fort and the surrounding area; tell about the battle; the commanders; and their forces; the after action reports. Tell us about Bedford Forrest after the war.










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    Re: Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Will Get New Name

    I'd bet that most people today only know who Nathan B. Forrest was because of the movie Forrest Gump...

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