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MTSU ROTC Building named After Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to REMAIN Forrest Hall
MTSU ROTC Building named After Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to REMAIN Forrest Hall

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.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust Will Not be Removed form State Capitol
Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust Will Not be Removed form State Capitol

The Tennessee Capitol Commission has voted not to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol building.

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COMMENTARY: Why I Wrote 'Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption'
COMMENTARY: Why I Wrote 'Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption'

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.

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Sparks' Bill Honoring Two African Americans Figures Stalls in Committee
Sparks' Bill Honoring Two African Americans Figures Stalls in Committee

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.

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Tennessee Board of Regents Agrees to MTSU Forrest Hall Building Name Change
Tennessee Board of Regents Agrees to MTSU Forrest Hall Building Name Change

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.

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Panel Recommends Changing Name of Forrest Hall
Panel Recommends Changing Name of 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.

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MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee
MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee

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.

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ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday
ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday

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.

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Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall
Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall

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.

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More Talk about Removing Bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in TN Capital Building
More Talk about Removing Bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in TN Capital Building

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.

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Talk of removing Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the Capitol in Nashville
Talk of removing Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the Capitol in Nashville

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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