Committee Recommends Statue of Nathan Forrest Be Placed in Museum, Not in Public

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PLACING STATUE OF NATHAN FORREST BE PLACED IN MUSEUM, NOT IN PUBLIC​

A committee of citizens has recommended that the state of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest be placed inside the Rome Area History Center rather than outside in a public place.

Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss reported the recommendation of the Interpretations Advisory Committee to the full City Commission on Monday night.
https://coosavalleynews.com/2021/04...an-forrest-be-placed-in-musuem-not-in-public/
 
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He and John Wisdom sure saved the citizens of Rome from what would have been a less than desirable experience.

But in our modern society of presentism history - any event prior to 2020 must be measured against some 'undefined' standard before it is acceptable for viewing or reading by the citizens. And if found unworthy? hide it, destroy it, re-interpret it or completely redefine it.

This has gone on throughout history. It appears to have accelerated lately. It will eventually come to some conclusion and some of the symbols, icons and personalities now lost will re emerge. If, the information concerning the removed history is not completely destroyed. If that happens, it will be LOST forever. Keep those paper printed books in your library our society might want to use them in the future in order to learn about the currently removed and future removed history of it own self.
 

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Article: "A proposed interpretation advisory committee would write a full history on Forrest that would be placed near the statute. The six-member committee would feature three pro-Forrest and three anti-Forrest city residents. It would be chaired for [by] a neutral person selected by the other six members. The group would be provided a $5,000 budget to hire academic historians to make sure all accounts are factual and accurate."

Wonder how that will go...
 

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Article: "A proposed interpretation advisory committee would write a full history on Forrest that would be placed near the statute. The six-member committee would feature three pro-Forrest and three anti-Forrest city residents. It would be chaired for [by] a neutral person selected by the other six members. The group would be provided a $5,000 budget to hire academic historians to make sure all accounts are factual and accurate."

Wonder how that will go...
About as well as it does here at CivilWarTalk. :whistling:
 

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He and John Wisdom sure saved the citizens of Rome from what would have been a less than desirable experience.

But in our modern society of presentism history - any event prior to 2020 must be measured against some 'undefined' standard before it is acceptable for viewing or reading by the citizens. And if found unworthy? hide it, destroy it, re-interpret it or completely redefine it.

This has gone on throughout history. It appears to have accelerated lately. It will eventually come to some conclusion and some of the symbols, icons and personalities now lost will re emerge. If, the information concerning the removed history is not completely destroyed. If that happens, it will be LOST forever. Keep those paper printed books in your library our society might want to use them in the future in order to learn about the currently removed and future removed history of it own self.
With digital records that can be easily duplicated and stored in multiple places I have trouble seeing how history will be lost with anything short of a worldwide catastrophe.
 
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Will you have access to these records? Will the holder of these records/books decide to 'delete' them? Will they be altered before they are made available for digital copy or upload by the general public? If society wants to remove signs/graves/markers/monuments that reference segments of history, why would such action not eventually progress to the removal of books/records that have that information?
 

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Will you have access to these records? Will the holder of these records/books decide to 'delete' them? Will they be altered before they are made available for digital copy or upload by the general public? If society wants to remove signs/graves/markers/monuments that reference segments of history, why would such action not eventually progress to the removal of books/records that have that information?
In the First Reconstruction you could find yourself in jail if you waved a Confederate flag. They even destroyed photographic plates of anything associated with Confederates.

We are now in the Second Reconstruction.
 

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Will you have access to these records? Will the holder of these records/books decide to 'delete' them? Will they be altered before they are made available for digital copy or upload by the general public? If society wants to remove signs/graves/markers/monuments that reference segments of history, why would such action not eventually progress to the removal of books/records that have that information?

I'm assuming you're talking about records that are not available to the general public, at present. Yes, those could be deleted or altered, either legally or illegally. I don't see that Civil War records fall into this category, though. Most are available to the public, although there is sometimes a cost involved, particularly if something is under copywrite. If you have purchased or freely acquired documentation pertaining to the Civil War (books, letters, official reports, etc) in electronic or hard copy format, no one can force you to give it up, at least not legally.
 

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Does this committee know that it was Forrest that saved the town from being burned to the ground?

Probably not and if they do they do not care.

The whole thing is degenerating into a 'free for all' now and with warmer weather coming across the USA I expect an increase in protests and removals. Battlefields targeted now [CWT Thread] and it's looking like the lot will disappear from public view. Once stored, and hidden, from the eye of the general public a skewed and distorted view will arrive that only the more dedicated researchers can penetrate.

As quoted a long time ago in this CWT Thread a Union veteran wrote to protest following an early visit to Gettysburg:
“The battlefield of Gettysburg, as it now stands, is a beautiful, one-sided picture. There is not a monument or inscription to show that an army of equal in numbers and valor to our own struggled fiercely for three days to destroy it.”

For those who are able to do so I suggest you visit monuments and the battlefields now as the battlefields are likely to be much the lesser spectacle in a year's time.
 
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