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Remains of KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest exhumed from Tennessee park

The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate army general, and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, have been exhumed from the Health Sciences Park in Memphis, Tennessee and taken to a secret location in the western part of the state before being moved to a museum south of Nashville. The work, carried by a group called “The Sons of Confederate Veterans” to remove the remains of the infamous slave trader began on 1 June. While the remains were discovered on Monday, shortly after 9am, an announcement was not made until Friday in order to ensure that...
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Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest,wife have been removed from HealthSciences Park in Memphis

The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife have been removed from Health Sciences Park in Memphis and taken to a vault in an undisclosed location in West Tennessee. Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Lee Millar from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Brent Taylor, current Shelby County Election Commissioner who served as the funeral director overseeing the exhumation, spoke at a press conference Friday outside the park.(Snip) The crew found a "Victorian cradle," containing the initials of Forrest, which tipped them off to the location of the Forrests' remains. Ultimately, the graves were found 10 feet below the plaza base with Forrest's casket being removed.
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Moment Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest who headed the Ku Klux Klan and his late wife are EXHUMED from their Memphis burial site

A Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan 'Grand Wizard' has been exhumed and moved from a park where a statue of him once stood in Memphis, Tennessee. The bodies of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, notorious for the massacre of 300 black Union soldiers after they surrendered, and his wife are being moved from Health Sciences Park in Memphis to a museum dedicated to the Confederacy located 200 miles away in a agreement made between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a rival non-profit organization.
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The Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest Are Being Exhumed in Memphis

Traditionally, Memphis residents celebrate Juneteenth at Robert R. Church Park, named for the city’s first Black millionaire. But this year, residents and city officials plan to celebrate the end of slavery one mile away, at a park where the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and leader of the Ku Klux Klan who owned and traded enslaved workers, have been buried under a marble base since 1905.
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The remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife are being removed from a Memphis park

(CNN) — Crews have started to remove the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a Memphis park where a monument of him once stood. The decision to move their remains was decided last year after the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a non-profit organization of male descendants of Confederate veterans, agreed to drop a pending lawsuit against park owners, according to CNN affiliate WREG.
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Memphis exhumes body of Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from city park

Workers have begun digging up the remains of a Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and moving the former slave trader’s body from a park in Memphis, Tennessee, to a museum hundreds of miles away. Crews prepared to remove the graves of Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park in...