workingclasshistory:

On this day, 13 July 1921, the Tennessee state holiday Nathan Bedford Forrest Day was first observed, celebrating the 100th birthday of the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who was also a war criminal responsible for the murder of hundreds of mostly Black Union soldiers during the American civil war.
Confederate forces under Forrest’s control carried out the Fort Pillow massacre of 1864, when they slaughtered hundreds of unarmed Union soldiers who had surrendered. They murdered most of the Black soldiers and roughly one third of the whites: burning some alive, crucifying others and hacking people to death.
One Confederate soldier described events in a letter to his family: “The slaughter was awful. Words cannot describe the scene. The poor deluded negroes would run up to our men fall upon their knees and with uplifted hands scream for mercy but they were ordered to their feet and then shot down. The white men fared but little better. Their fort turned out to be a great slaughter pen. Blood, human blood stood about in pools and brains could have been gathered up in any quantity.”
After the war Forrest became the first national leader of the white supremacist terrorist group the Ku Klux Klan, helping lead a wave of terroristic violence, torture and murder against Black people and white Republican voters.
In June 2020, the Tennessee state government voted to continue to observe his birthday as a holiday, although under pressure from a national wave of Black-led anti-racist protests, they did amend the law slightly so that the governor does not have to personally sign a proclamation to him each year.
Pictured: an actual statue honouring Forrest. Photo by Brent Moore. https://www.facebook.com/workingclasshistory/photos/a.296224173896073/1760149677503508/?type=3

This shit stain statue is stupid enough to leave up.

Charlottesville can remove the Confederate statues at the center of a 2017 White nationalist rally, Virginia court rules

Charlottesville can remove the Confederate statues at the center of a 2017 White nationalist rally, Virginia court rules

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Added bonus, there are a very small list of things a representative can be arrested for during a legislative session, and the nonsense she was charged with didn’t qualify.

The optics of a bunch of racist cops hauling away an African American legislator on charges that won’t stand up in court is not a situation that will go well for the Georgia racist party.

historycultureeducation:

Title: U.S. Army troops of the 2nd Infantry Division stands guard in line formation at the University of Mississippi following a race riot over the admission of black student James Meredith (October 1962) [1786 x 1786]

Source: https://reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/kyjsei/us_army_troops_of_the_2nd_infantry_division/

Author: https://www.reddit.com/user/TrendWarrior101

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Every time a racist gets mad when talking about the Civil War you just gotta make your name for it longer and more truthful

Oh, you call it the “War for Southern Independence”? How about the Great Union Victory? The Yankee Triumph? The War of Southern Aggression in Defense of Slavery? The War of What W.E.B. DuBois Called White Southern Moral Cowardice, Fought and Lost by Weak Men and Traitors?

You dont have to suck Yankees off that much lmao its not so black and white

I’m sorry are you upset about something I said concerning the War Where All The Southerners Had Little Dicks And Cried Like Babies When They Got Their Asses Kicked (1861-1865)

Yeah, slave states existed in both sections thoroughly the war, Confeds won most of the battles despite limited resources, northerners now who don’t know history try to make it into an “anti slavery vs pro slavery” thing, which it WASN’T (see Lincoln letter to Horace Greeley long after the war started), Grant LOST battles BADLY in the last year+ but merely retreated south, southerners overwhelmingly fought on the same principles as their fathers had vs Britain (“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…”), the tariffs which made the north richer & the south poorer for decades was at least as much of a cause of the war as was the issue of the spread of slavery to the territories, very few abolitionists in the north (name 5!) or those fighting “to defend slavery” in the south (tho there were a few.), etc. But those who don’t know history – especially 160 years after the fact – tend to get their way with their stupid distortions 🤷🏻‍♂️….oh, well…

If you think I’m going to waste my time trying to understand this nonsensical babble from a porn blog such as yourself you are wrong❤️

Here is hoping he has that chip on his shoulder looked at.