Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was known to have close ties to the original formation of the Ku Klux Klan, was also known for his battle tactics.
The Tennessee Capitol Commission has voted not to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol building.
Nathan Bedford Forrest recently made the news again, but it is never for a good reason. Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna introduced a House Resolution (HR 97) to honor me, and shortly thereafter Forrest made the news.
A bill from State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) honoring historical African-Americans Sampson Keeble and Nathan Bedford Forrest fails in the House State Government Committee.
New Name? The Tennessee Board of Regents met on Friday morning (6/24/16) and agreed to MTSU's request for a name change to Forrest Hall.
A 16-member committee recommended changing the name of Forrest Hall on the MTSU campus. This after much debate and five meetings. While there are certainly passionate feelings on both sides of the issue, one thing is for certain. It isn't over.
MTSU's Forrest Hall task force met Thursday night in the Sam Ingram building on campus to debate whether to recommend a name change for the ROTC building or take no action at all.
The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will meet Thursday, April 14, at which it will discuss making a recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.
Fifteen people, including state Sen. Bill Ketron and State Historian Carroll Van West, will serve as members of the task force that will consider whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall.
Tennessee lawmaker says he plans to slow the effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader from the halls of the Tennessee Capitol.
Currently, several elected, and public figures are calling for the removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Capitol.
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