NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee this week signed a proclamation declaring today “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” honoring the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Reportedly, Lee is “required” by Tennessee law to sign the proclamation. State law requires the Governor to recognize several “days of special observation” including:
Robert E. Lee
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate Memorial Day
Lee claims he has not considered changing the law.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate soldier, racist and traitor to the United States who fought on the wrong end of the Civil War.