Comments: Sharpton to lead rally in Memphis Saturday over renaming of parks

Is that enforcable?

Posted by DarkStar at August 9, 2005 08:23 PM

Racists do a lot of good things, too, and they should be remembered for those. The great fear of racism seems vastly unfounded, when one considers that most racial groups prefer to live apart.

Posted by Vijay Prozak at August 9, 2005 09:20 PM

I don't think the condition on the deed is enforceable, Vijay, as the law doesn't like property being governed by dead hands. I'm with Al on the need for renaming Nathan Bedford Forrest Park.

Posted by Matt at August 9, 2005 10:38 PM

Whoops, I meant to address Darkstar and not Vijay in my last comment.

Posted by Matt at August 9, 2005 10:38 PM

I don't know if it is enforceable; I'd guess not, considering that there are conditions regarding white ownership of some pieces of property elsewhere that has been ruled unenforceable.

I was just passing along the other info I had heard about this (I'll admit I can't recall exactly where I had read that -- I think it was in the Nashville paper about a week or so ago, but don't hold me to it; I read so many newspapers' websites anymore...[g]).

Posted by Michael at August 9, 2005 10:49 PM

Nathan Bedford Forrest is most interesting from military point of view. He invented guerrilla tactics. He had no military training and was the only Confederate general to never be
defeated in battle. He spent many months in jail
in swamps in MS river and ended in poor health and very bitter. He was son of blacksmith and became a wealthy in the slave trade. He started KKK and then quickly left it.
James M. Barber

Posted by James M. Barber at August 10, 2005 07:53 AM


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