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November 10, 2013
Dog High. That's too much like "Hi, Dog!"
While we are fixing this I would also not name a high school in honor of George Wallace ,Jessee Jackson, Arnold Schwartzneiger,Nancy Pelosi or John McCain..In fact why don't we simply name it High School as some people just call their dog,,DOG
I say remove it as it serves no positive purpose on the marquee of any school or institution in this present day.
I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump, and I approve this message.
malcolm x??? OK?
high schols, colleges, hollidays, poststamps, holidays, birthplace on historic register??? so confused!!
whats to concider take it off
I'm not even going to read this article. I say if a KKK member is on the board perhaps they are awaiting an engraved invitation but hopefully not a fiery one burned into the front lawn!
Like I said what is there to consider. History that is a good one and it appears that the community during that time was full of history but the community today will solve the issue! Welcome to Malcolm X High and Adolf Hitler Middle school, History, really! As if that makes it right!
To start, I'm not commenting on whether the individual should have his name on the front of the school or not. I do not know how his name got there and I don't know how long it has been there. All that aside, I think it is disrespectful for some idiot professor to come into a community and do his best to sell the community on the idea that they need to change the name of ANYTHING in the community.
It's almost like the community does not have a mind of it's own so let's tell them what the right thing to do is. Besides, like the board member said. . . .they don't have enough money to provide some of the extras that other schools do, so why would they spend money on the changing of a name???? I think it goes back to a simple rule, "IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. . . . .DON'T MESS WITH IT!"
Nathan Bedford Forrest was born to a poor family in Bedford County, Tennessee. He and his twin sister, Fanny, were the two eldest of blacksmith William Forrest's twelve children with wife Miriam Beck. The Forrest family had migrated to Tennessee from Virginia, via North Carolina, during the second half of the 18th Century, while the Beck family had moved from South Carolina to Tennessee around the same time. After his father's death, Forrest became head of the family at age 17. In 1841 Forrest went into business with his uncle Jonathan Forrest in Hernando, Mississippi. His uncle was killed there in 1845 during an argument with the Matlock brothers. In retaliation, Forrest shot and killed two of them with his two-shot pistol and wounded two others with a knife which had been thrown to him. One of the wounded Matlock men survived and served under Forrest during the Civil War. Forrest became a businessman, a planter who owned several cotton plantations in the Delta region of West Tennessee, and a slave owner. He was also a slave trader, with a business based on Adams Street in Memphis. In 1858, Forrest (a Democrat), was elected as a Memphis city alderman. Forrest supported his mother and put his younger brothers through college. By the time the American Civil War started in 1861, he was a millionaire and one of the richest men in the South, having amassed a "personal fortune that he claimed was worth $1.5 million".
Talk about a facepalm. Doggone DEMOCRAT alderman from Memphis TN. You do not see anyone from the "right" debating this, but thanks for interjecting your pitiful attempt at making this political.
for tradition the right defends the indefensible all the time snadley
What is there to consider?
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