- Apr 4, 2017
This is from the dedication speech of the Forrest monument, May 16, 1905. Does anyone see any white supe talk in it?:Both the bust in the TN State Capital & the equestrian statue in Memphis were put up in direct reaction to the civil rights movement. They were erected by segregationist white supremacists as symbols of their undying opposition to equal rights for black citizens. The newspaper accounts of the era make that abundantly clear.