Nathan Bedford Forrest Park

Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate General, a slave trader, and an early member and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Despite his tainted past, he is widely revered among niche groups for his military accomplishments. In downtown Memphis stands the Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. It contains a statue of Forrest himself, and he […]

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Civil War to Reconstruction

The American Civil War (1861-1865) was incited by the Confederacy’s secession from the United States. Their secession was due to Abraham Lincoln’s policy on slavery. Southern states had come to depend on slaves to uphold their economy, and Lincoln intended to limit and eventually abolish slavery. “The Civil War was about slavery,” John Green says in […]

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