Mississippi: Southern leader on specialty license plates?

We read:
"Plans for a Mississippi specialty license plate honoring controversial Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest are reviving tensions over 'unreconstructed' Southerners and their place in the modern South.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Forrest on a 2014 specialty license plate. Mississippi has more than 150 specialty plates, the most popular ones being 'Choose Life' and NASCAR-related license plates.

But the state NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and a Facebook group are raising objections."


The myth that the North fought to free the slaves lingers on. Even Lincoln said it did not: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery". Find one mention of slaves in the Gettysburg address. More on Lincoln here.

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