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Cataloguing Confederate monuments, including latter day tributes

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click to enlarge NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: Remembered near Nashville.
  • NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: Remembered near Nashville.
The Washington Post has an interesting feature on Confederate monuments around the U.S., beginning with a quiz inviting readers to identify where 10 of the monuments can be found. (Several are in northern states.)

The picture here is of a cartoonish rendition of KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, whose Confederate troops slaughtered black Union soldiers. It sits on private land near Nashville, Tenn. Forrest City, Ark., is named for him. If you think the history of these monuments is ancient, think again. This one was erected in 1998.

Other elements of the story show the concentration by states (Arkansas, as a secession state, is among the leaders, but not at the very top) and a timeline that illustrates how the establishment of these monuments continued long after the Civil War, with a spike in the 1960s civil rights era.

The item is based on Southern Poverty Law Center research here.

Latter day Confederate remembrances in Arkansas on the SPLC list include a Confederate memorial in Prescott put in place in 1964; the Robert E. Lee Elementary in Springdale, opened in 1951, and a Confederate Veterans Memorial in Harrison dated to 1986. Texas erected a memorial in Pea Ridge to its Confederate troops that fought in Arkansas in 1964.

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