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Author Topic: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signs bill to celebrate Confederate general, slave trade  (Read 86 times)

Offline soflorattler

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signs bill to celebrate Confederate general, slave trader and KKK member

https://abcnews.go.com/US/tennessee-gov-bill-lee-plans-stop-celebrating-confederate/story?id=64311086

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill declaring Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in honor of the Confederate general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader.

The governor of Tennessee has been required by law to annually declare July 13 in honor of the general. And Lee said he has no plans to dispense with the tradition.

"I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law," Lee told The Tennessean Thursday.

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The 14th Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops, kicked Forrest's a**  in August 1864 at a skirmish in Pulaski, Tennessee.

Sixteen months later, he founded the Klan in the same town.

Pulaski is trying to change its 'reputaton.'


https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2014/09/27/cradle-klan-pulaski-looks-reclaim-past/16301007/


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Backwards Plaque Shuns the KKK

Pulaski, Tennessee




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On Christmas Eve 1865, six Confederate veterans met in Pulaski and formed the Klu Klux Klan. In 1917 the spot was marked with a bronze plaque that read, "Ku Klux Klan organized in this, the law office of Judge Thomas M. Jones, December 24, 1865."
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Marguerite recalled that Klan members would bow to the plaque, and even kiss it. Donald felt that the KKK's antics disgraced the town. So in August 1989 the Masseys unbolted the plaque, flipped it to face the wall, screwed the bolts back in, and then welded them in place. The words commemorating the Klan were hidden. All that could be seen was the plaque's blank back side
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https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/17994

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