Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:22 AM
mfcorey1 (5,450 posts)
'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.
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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:14 AM
exboyfil (4,978 posts)
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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.