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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:22 AM

'KKK leader' vows mass rally over renaming of Confederate-themed parks

By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News
Published 5:45 p.m. ET: The renaming of three Confederate-themed parks in Memphis has spurred foes — including a purported Ku Klux Klan leader known as the “Exalted Cyclops” — to lash out against what they say are attempts to erase history. Others, however, maintain such symbols and monuments represent racism and have to go.
The Memphis City Council, fearful of intervention by state legislators, voted late Tuesday to approve changing the name of Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. Confederate Park became Memphis Park and and Jefferson Davis Park, named for the president of the Confederacy, was renamed Mississippi River Park.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/07/16888425-kkk-leader-vows-mass-rally-over-renaming-of-confederate-themed-parks?lite

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mfcorey1 Feb 2013 OP
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #1
DetlefK Feb 2013 #3
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #5
graham4anything Feb 2013 #2
ananda Feb 2013 #4
exboyfil Feb 2013 #6

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:25 AM

1. "Exalted Cyclops"???



you're going to get a lot of respect when you call yourself that.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:33 AM

3. Hey sugar, wanna see my exalted cyclops?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:49 AM

5. He also goes by "One-eyed trouser monster"

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:30 AM

2. What took them so long. Next they need to get rid of the Dixie Flag everywhere.

 

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:46 AM

4. We could rename Six Flags, Five Flags over Texas.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:14 AM

6. South of Nashville

is an impressive monument to that noble KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.

I like to think it representatives the fact that he was one of the greatest tactical calvary commanders in history. On the other hand you do have this KKK business.

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