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A statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest stands on private property alongside Interstate 65 in Nashville. (Photo by Emily Goncalves)

Gov. Lee reverses position on proclamation honoring KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest

July 15, 2019

Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation declaring July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, dedicating the day to the former Confederate general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. However, following intense local and ...