Local Activists Are Rallying to Block a KKK Memorial in Alabama

Admirers of the first Grand Wizard want to gussy up his legacy after his monument was beheaded.

Southern Military historians remember Nathan Bedford Forrest as a brilliant tactician, a "wizard of the saddle"—an innovator in cavalry military maneuvers. Others remember him as a slave trader, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and the murderer of hundreds of surrendered black Union troops at the battle of Fort Pillow.

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