Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument Vandalized or Beautified?

This has been a pretty bad two weeks for Nathan Bedford Forrest monuments. Just days after the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest monument in Memphis, Tennessee another monument erected in his honor has been vandalized. The Forrest monument along I-65, just south of Nashville, was designed by Jack Kershaw, a co-founder of the League of the South and dedicated in 1998.

Kershaw’s monument stands out as one of the most hideous and even comical Confederate monuments ever erected. I am not sure if the pink paint ought to be seen as an act of vandalism or beautification.

The current owner of the property has no plans to remove the paint.

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7 comments… add one
  • Andy Hall Dec 28, 2017 @ 13:01

    Facebook tells me some of the locals call this “Uncle Bedford’s Mini-Golf.”

  • Bob Huddleston Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:17

    I have always felt that this ties with Steroid Stonewall at Manassas as the ugliest statues ever, The pink improves it…

  • Msb Dec 28, 2017 @ 7:39

    It’s a question, can one make an eyesore sorer?
    Until I saw that statue of Forrest, I thought the ugliest monument in the world was the cement statue of Sam Houston.

  • Andy Hall Dec 27, 2017 @ 15:46

    Jack Kershaw would be mad, if he weren’t so busy looking for a glass of icewater.

  • Karen Wieckert Dec 27, 2017 @ 14:33

    I think you mean Nashville not Memphis.

    • Kevin Levin Dec 27, 2017 @ 14:38


  • woodrowfan Dec 27, 2017 @ 14:31

    I wonder if the person painting it knew about the Czechs and the “pink tank” Soviet monument?

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