Down Along With That Devil’s Bones

In recounting the ways Nathan Bedford Forrest’s legacy shows up in contemporary life, Connor Towne O’Neill points to the oppression his monuments preserve.

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The Civil War ended in 1865. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate army general and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, died in 1877. But a bust made in his likeness was installed in a park in Selma, Alabama, in 2000, days after the inauguration of the first Black mayor of a city known…

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