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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:22 AM

KKK Leader's Remains Dug Up and Removed From Memphis Park

Source: daily beast






Published Jun. 12, 2021 12:03AM ET


The remains of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife were dug up from a Memphis park and removed, along with a statue, to an undisclosed location. Descendants of Forrest, who was also a slave trader, were present during the exhumation, which was sparked by a grassroots effort to have monuments to racists removed from the city, the Commercial Appeal reported. “I think the Forrest family wanted the remains of their ancestor to rest in peace, because there was never going to be peace here,” Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner said. The remains and statute will eventually be transferred to the National Confederate Museum.



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Reply KKK Leader's Remains Dug Up and Removed From Memphis Park (Original post)
riversedge Jun 12 OP
abqtommy Jun 12 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 12 #11
abqtommy Jun 12 #12
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 12 #16
Vogon_Glory Jun 12 #2
Hekate Jun 12 #5
lookyhereyou Jun 12 #3
DanieRains Jun 12 #4
GB_RN Jun 12 #6
paleotn Jun 12 #7
Judi Lynn Jun 12 #8
BobTheSubgenius Jun 12 #9
TheRickles Jun 12 #10
COL Mustard Jun 12 #15
BobTheSubgenius Jun 12 #18
DemocraticPatriot Jun 14 #25
BobTheSubgenius Jun 14 #26
BobTheSubgenius Jun 12 #17
Mysterian Jun 12 #13
COL Mustard Jun 12 #14
pressbox69 Jun 13 #19
mdbl Jun 13 #20
modrepub Jun 13 #21
llashram Jun 13 #22
tonekat Jun 13 #23
ck4829 Jun 14 #24

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:27 AM

1. People who live in peace should rest in peace. People who raise hell during their lifetime

have no reason to expect to rest in peace. At all.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:23 PM

11. John Lewis raised a bit of hell during his lifetime. May he rest in peace. nt

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:33 PM

12. There's the good hell-raising of John Lewis and the evil hell-raising of the KKK.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:30 PM

16. Absolutely. Try to raise good hell. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:32 AM

2. I can't help but wonder if just Forrest's white descendants were present

or if some of his African-American descendants were present, too.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:15 PM

5. GMTA. Might not want to get toooo close, though, just in case. Just let the old so-and-so go away.nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:32 AM

3. what ? who goes there to worship or is it free speech

The remains and statute will eventually be transferred to the National Confederate Museum.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 12:50 PM

4. Taking Out The Trash

Klan Man!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:18 PM

6. Put This POS

In an unmarked grave, in the middle of nowhere.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:21 PM

7. Dumped in a landfill somewhere....I hope.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:30 PM

8. Hope the action can serve as an exorcism, as well. Thanks for the news, riversedge. ⭐️

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:51 PM

9. The National Confederate Museum???

WTF??? First of all, there is nothing NATIONAL about it, other than the fact that I'm sure there is at least one racist/secessionist per state. Celebrating one of the most shameful regimes in history??? SMDH

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:54 PM

15. It's Pretty Frightening To Read What's On Their Website

From their "About Us" page:

"The truth about the South’s struggle to form a new nation is under attack as never before. The National Battlefield Parks have be taken over by the “it’s all about slavery” provocateurs. Museums have changed their collections and interpretations to present what they call the cultural history of the War for Southern Independence. In reality this new perspective is nothing more than a rewrite of the story of the South. The forces of political correctness are in high gear as they attempt to ban any and all things Confederate through their ideological fascism."

Struggle to form a new nation? Sure, one that legalized the right to own, buy and sell human beings.
Ideological fascism? Doesn't that sound like what they want to impose on anyone with a contrary (in their view, PC) opinion?

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:39 PM

18. They don't even know their own history.

MANY prominent Confederate figures stated openly and unequivocally that their secession was about slavery. The flags were about slavery. Everything was.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 06:23 AM

25. Indeed. Many of their secession documents stated that fact explicitly.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:45 PM

26. Exactly!

Trying to whitewash it now (pun intended) is a pretty transparent move to anyone who knows anything about it.

Welcome to DU! I see you have some posts, and typically, that means you've read many more, so you have a good idea about the place. My bet? You're going to love it.

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:37 PM

17. Oh, I TOTALLY believed it...and still do.

But the actuality doesn't stop one from shaking their head in amazement. At least, not me.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:56 PM

13. Traitor's remains should be hauled to nearest landfill

and disposed of with a load of dirty pampers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:59 PM

14. Did They Scatter The Bones?

That would seem appropriate for the traitor.

(I played him in a school play way back in about 4th grade. I didn't know anything about him except that he got thar fustest with the mostest. That was my one line.)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 04:42 AM

19. Dump the remains

into the deepest nearby hell hole. Next they should wipe off the three traitors on the side of Stone Mountain Georgia.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:34 AM

20. Is the Confederate Museum in the same area as the Klaus Barbie museum?

If not it should be.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 08:51 AM

21. Hot Potato

Would be fitting if these graves gets moved multiple times over the next 100 years as folks reflect on Forrest's deeds and decide that they want nothing to do with him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:56 AM

22. good

crush them and burn them in a blast furnace...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:55 PM

23. Have you seen the really bizarre statue of him they have in Nashville?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:08 AM

24. Nice

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