Tag: Nathan Bedford Forrest

Associated PressJune 22, 2017

Five people were arrested after a clash about streets named after Confederate generals spilled over into a Hollywood, Florida city council meeting. News outlets report the protesters were charged with disrupting the Hollywood commission meeting Wednesday night. The disagreement involves three streets – Lee Street, named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee; Hood Street, named […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 20, 2015

If the HRO expansion passes, a turning point in the public discourse might have come from someone who tried to silence it. It’s ironic, really, that white male opponents of the expansion of the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance objected to locating the so-called community conversations in what they called “high-crime neighborhoods.” The worry was that those delicate […]

Jac VerSteegJuly 13, 2015

Expect to see the Confederate flag back in the Florida Capitol as an unwanted Christmas present. How? Consider this item from the Broward/Palm Beach New Times. Writer Chris Joseph details plans by Chaz Stevens, described as “a Deerfield Beach activist and blogger,” to erect an elaborate Festivus pole this Christmas in the Capitol Rotunda. Stevens […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 8, 2015

We’ve written before about Mincy Pollock‘s challenge to Tommy Hazouri in the At Large Group 3 Jacksonville City Council race. As we saw at the Tiger Bay forum some weeks back, when Pollock said that Hazouri was his “grandma’s favorite mayor”, the younger Democrat upstart clearly sees his road to victory as running through the venerable Hazouri, and today Pollock […]

Julie DelegalSeptember 24, 2013

 “Never apologize for being right.” The words alone are provocative, but when they appear on a T-shirt with a giant Confederate flag, they become both inflammatory and puzzling. Never apologize for what? Secession? Slavery? How about white supremacy? The fight to rename Jacksonville’s Nathan Bedford Forrest High School raises the question. Should a public school […]


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