Confronting the true history of Forrest the slave trader (The Commercial Appeal)

Bill of sale from Nathan Bedford Forrest's slave yard.
Bill of sale from Nathan Bedford Forrest’s slave yard.

At the corner of Adams and B.B. King in Downtown Memphis, a sign marks the site of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s antebellum home. “Following marriage in 1845,” the marker states, “he came to Memphis, where his business enterprises made him wealthy.” What the sign neglects to mention is that his home stood adjacent to his business enterprise — Forrest’s slave yard. READ FULL ARTICLE at The Commercial Appeal

The article that started it all. I came across it on December 31st, 2017. The next day I emailed Tim requesting an interview. The rest is history as they say…

 

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