Tenn. governors must sign Nathan Bedford Forrest Day proclamation along with others
Legislation would do away with Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
Confederate Monuments Are Bad; Gen. Forrest's Is Really Bad
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. Although scholars admire Forrest as a military strategist, he has remained a highly controversial figure in Southern racial history, especially for his alleged role in the massacre of black soldiers at Fort Pillow, his 1867–1869 leadership of the white-supremacist/terrorist Ku Klux Klan, and his political influence as a Tennessee delegate at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.