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Students to Save Forrest Hall

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We, the undersigned students, alumni, faculty and staff of Middle Tennessee State University and concerned citizens, do formally petition the 69th Congress of the Student Government Association to repeal, or reverse by any means necessary, SGA Resolution 19-06-F, concerning the removal of \"Forrest Hall\" from the ROTC Building for the following reasons: President Andrew Johnson formally pardoned Nathan Bedford Forrest of questionable military tactics during the Civil War; Forrest\'s relationship with and involvement in the Ku Klux Klan is not clear: some reports suggest his involvement was critical, while still others note he was not involved at all; However, it is a historical fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest publicly denounced the violent actions by the Ku Klux Klan and called for its disbanding in 1869. We, the undersigned, do acknowledge the historical significance of Nathan Bedford Forrest in relation to both military history and the history of Murfreesboro. Not only was Brigadier General Forrest an brilliant military strategist, whose military tactics are still taught in U.S. Military Institutions today, and a fierce commander on the battlefield, but he also liberated the residents of Murfreesboro from Union control on July 13, 1862. However questionable the history and actions of Nathan Bedford Forrest, we believe that his advanced military strategies and significant contribution to the residents of Murfreesboro warrant the naming of the Middle Tennessee State University ROTC building in his honor.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 25, 2016
    Jun 25, 2016
    The name shouldn't be changed. Blacks are trying to do away with a whole chapter of history.
  • Ronald McCauley
    Ronald McCauley United States, Decatur
    Jun 23, 2016
    Jun 23, 2016
    Save the building name! DO NOT change at the whim of a few people or a group. What's next, Stone Mountain?
  • Leroy Mason
    Leroy Mason United States, Chesapeake
    Jun 19, 2016
    Jun 19, 2016
    I am black and don't think the ROTC Building should be renamed for Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a great general who deserves his rightful place in history.
  • Dick Ziglar
    Dick Ziglar United States, Horse Shoe
    Jun 17, 2016
    Jun 17, 2016
    Don't try to rewrite white history,blacks have none, look at
    obama.
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