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Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

As to the Ft Pillow incident. Many are quick to jump on the 1864 investigation which declared it a massacre. Ignoring the two men in charge of the investigation were biased and most of the testimony was never verified or challenged.

But you seem to want to ignore the 1871 investigation when went deeper and looked at those who gave testimony and to verify the validity of the testimony. This Congressional investigation CLEARED Forest of any wrong doing. The purpose of this investigation from the start was to see if there was a way to charge Forest of crimes in the Ft Pillow incident and the claims that he created the KKK. Even William T Sherman who publicly stated that he wanted to hang Forest, said that there was no real evidence that Ft Pillow was a massacre.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 05/23/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues


This guy has a to be a damn Yankee. This is ALL about revisionist history. The fact that the war itself is being taught as a glorious battle to free the slaves is proof of this revision.

Let's talk about the KKK. It was created to resist the abusiveness of the occupying forces during reconstruction. It is often reported that one of the first visits by the KKK was to a black man. But they leave out a few details. This black man had been beating his black wife and when people talked to him about he stated that she was his and he OWNED her. The KKK visited him instructed him on the proper way to treat a lady.

Forest disbanded his version of the KKK at the end of reconstruction. And was NEVER associated with the hate group version of the KKK. In fact he was invited to speak to the Independent Order of Pole-Bearers Association the predecessor to the NAACP, which was created to secure and protect voting rights for blacks.

Ladies and Gentlemen I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. ( Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate every man to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going. I have not said anything about politics today. I don't propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I'll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand. (Prolonged applause.)

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 05/23/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

The Statue is ALSO a part of the gravesite monument and it CANNOT be moved or modified in anyway according to SEVERAL state laws.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 05/23/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “The Other Lawson Brothers

Damn Chandler is ineligible, getting paid to beat Dedric. LOL

Would not put anything past the NCAA when it comes to sticking it to Tigers.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 10/07/2016 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

No idea where you get your information from Midtown Mark. But before Beth Wade took over even with the opening of the pyramid the MSC was profitable. She drove away the Riverkings and Wrestling by her mismanagement.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 07/24/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

That is now close to $10 million less than the estimated cos tot tear it down and replace it with a smaller all purpose arena..

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 07/24/2016 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Dontari Poe Brings Dream to Memphis

Poe and DeAngelo are two great ambassadors for our program. Tommy West must be very proud of how well many of his players have turned out.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 06/21/2016 at 10:33 PM

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