Monthly Archives: August 2012

28 08, 2012

News 2716

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Lost in the 60s of Drive-in movies, catfish and Dixie Saturday, August 25, 2012 Lost in the 60s of Drive-in movies, catfish and Dixie By Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Hello America! Do you remember the late Southern-American columnist, comedian and speaker Lewis Grizzard {October 20, 1946 –March 20, 1994} who made us laugh, think and proud of whom we are? There are few that write with the heart and soul of Mr. [...]

28 08, 2012

News 2715

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MURFREESBORO Saturday, August 25, 2012 By Bob Hurst Each year the Sons of Confederate Veterans holds a national convention to dispense with necessary business, recharge the batteries of all those in attendance and, as Southerners are prone to do, have a genuinely good time socializing with old friends met through previous SCV events and meeting new friends at this grand affair. In admiration of, and out of respect for, our Confederate ancestors, [...]

28 08, 2012

News 2713

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Battle Over Forrest Monument Comes to a Halt in Selma By George McDonald From the CBS 8 West Alabama Newsroom--  The protests and construction at the site of a confederate memorial in Selma have both come to a screeching halt. Selma Mayor George Evans says supporters and opponents of the project have agreed to stop all action. Evans says the halt will allow time to determine who owns the land in Live [...]

28 08, 2012

News 2712

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Protesters gather to prevent repairs of Civil War general, Ku Klux Klan leader monument 24 Aug 2012 A group of about 20 protesters have gathered at Live Oak Cemetery Thursday in hopes of preventing repairs to a monument of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from being completed. Protesters gathered at the site around 9 a.m. and plan to stay until the construction workers leave. Since their arrival, the group has been chanting, [...]

28 08, 2012

News 2711

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'Friends of Forrest' Wants to Restore Monument of Nathan Bedford Forrest, First Grand Wizard of KKK By Michael Allen Thu, August 23, 2012 A monument built in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, may soon be repaired in Selma, Alabama. An organization called 'Friends of Forrest' wants to replace the head of a monument that was built in honor of [...]

28 08, 2012

News 2710

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Bust of Civil War General Stirs Anger in Alabama By ROBBIE BROWN Published: August 24, 2012 In Selma, Ala., a battle over what to do with a bronze bust of a contradictory and controversial Civil War general has lasted far longer than the war itself. Since the monument honoring Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was unveiled in a city park in 2000, critics have called it a symbol of hate. Vandals littered it [...]

24 08, 2012

News 2709

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Confederate Soldier In Famous Portrait Is Identified By Eyder Peralta The Washington Post brings us an interesting story about a portait that was donated to the Library of Congress. As far as portraits from the Civil War go, this one is quite famous. It shows a confederate soldier looking a bit disheveled and very serious while holding an 1855 Springfield single-shot pistol carbine. The portrait appeared in the Ken Burns series about [...]

24 08, 2012

News 2707

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What In The?! Alabama Building A Monument To Honor KKK Founder Posted by The Decider for Global Grind Staff The black community of Salem, AL is fighting the renovation of a monument to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, slave trader and “war hero." According to WSFA News: The original bust of Forrest was stolen a while back but the organization Friends of Forrest [...]

23 08, 2012

News 2705

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Submerged Civil War relics could get a new home Aug. 21, 2012 SELMA — The Civil War was in its final hours and Union troops had two more missions to complete, something that gave them great pleasure. One was to burn Selma to the ground April 2, 1865. The other was to destroy as many weapons as they could by dumping them into the Alabama River. As one of only two major [...]

23 08, 2012

News 2704

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Ian honoured for honouring his Confederate heritage Wednesday 22nd August 2012 A GUERNSEYMAN is the only person in the British Isles to receive the American Heritage Preservation Award this year. Ian Pearce, 67, was recognised for his work preserving Confederate symbols and heritage, including cleaning graves in America. The retired postman has been interested in the War for Southern Independence [American Civil War] since the age of 10. After discovering that he [...]