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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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  • Todd Bell
    Todd Bell United States
    Aug 29, 2015
    Aug 29, 2015
    Some people need to study history more !! It would be a shame to change the name of a building that is used for military training to something else. Forrest was a military genius and a true hero for black and all races. So leave it be.... Deo Vendis
  • Adam Stafford
    Adam Stafford United States, Hendersonville
    Jun 28, 2015
    Jun 28, 2015
    God Save The South! Forrest is a Tennessee Hero! Forrest had black Confederates that fought with him but history wont tell you that. Please stand up like Forrest and say no to the change of FORREST HALL.
  • Lisa  .D. Shrake
    Lisa .D. Shrake United States, Lawrenceburg
    Jun 27, 2015
    Jun 27, 2015
    Note the fact that he Did not condon The actions Of the people. Under His presidency of That Group . Note that he. Left the group . Pay atention to. The. Fact that the U.S. Military. STILL use his methods and strategies to this day . He was a brilliant man whom fought hard. For his country and its people. As well as the men under his command . Not. For any racist Propaganda but for freedom of states rights andAgainst Tierney . So that federal government Did not have Complete control Over different sections of the country .Where What Works In say Utah Does Not maybe in Maine . Laws Get to very state To state Thanks. To men and women like him . Also. If. I am not mistaken (and. That is possible ) The daughters of The confederacy paid for The building. And donated it .They Should Have the honor of naming the aforementioned building And asumming that as Long as it stands so will The name .
  • Martha Sparks
    Martha Sparks United States, Sparta
    Jun 27, 2015
    Jun 27, 2015
    I applaude your courage to stand up for the historical facts instead of following the trend to remove all traces of our Southern heritage.
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