This story dates to July 24, 2015, but it’s been all over Twitter the last two days, so tonight I finally decided to bring it to your attention.
The effort to disinter the bodies of our distinguished ancestors has a ghoulish quality about it. It’s not something that civilized people would do.
Excerpt from the Daily Mail
A group of protesters who want the body of an alleged Ku Klux Klan leader removed from their city have broken the soil over the grave.
The campaigners claim it has taken officials in Memphis, Tennessee, too long to exhume Nathan Bedford Forrest – who was a lieutenant general in the Confederate States Army.
They also want the statue of the soldier on a horse on the burial site to be removed. The rebel cavalryman, who died in 1877, has been buried in the city’s Health Sciences Park since 1904.
The city’s mayor, AC Wharton, began a push to remove the body and statue in the wake of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, but needs approval from several branches of government before he can take action.
Members of the protest group, who call themselves the Commission on Religion and Racism, removed only a small patch of grass from the park, but threatened to return with heavy machinery to tear down the wartime symbol.
Isaac Richmond, the group’s leader, told local station WREG: ‘If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone. We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and dig him up.
‘We are going to bring the back hoe, the tractors and the men with the equipment to raise Bedford Forrest from the soil of Memphis.’
I tried to find updates on this story two nights ago, but failed. Anyway, I did find a photo of former mayor A. C. Wharton.
Hmmm. That’s one sharp dressed Nigga.
They can’t dig up the General because he’s spinning in his grave at the thought of A. C. Wharton leading his city.