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Confederate sympathizers in Mississippi have raised a ruckus by proposing a commemorative state license plate for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who later became a leader of the KKK. He remains controversial, too, for his troops slaughter of black Union troops' and Southern unionists. As a result, memorials to him in Memphis and elsewhere have long been a sore point, particularly in the black community. His legacy in Arkansas is his namesake Forrest City, where he based operations while building a railroad from Little Rock to Memphis. No such proposal has been made in Arkansas. Yet. David O. Dodd, anyone?

SORE POINT: Nathan Bedford Forrest memorial in Memphis.

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