Saturday, December 22, 2018
On the Fact that (According to Esteemed Southern Historian, Lochlainn Seabrook, and Excerpted from the Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Conditions of Affairs In the Late Insurrectionary States, Circa 1872) Nathan Bedford Forrest Ended Up Employing 400 Blacks (Many as Laborers but Quite a Few Others as Architects, Engineers, Conductors, etc.) During the Course of His Selma to Memphis Railroad Days
And the most telling part of all is the fact that of those 400 employees, 385 of them opted to stay on and continue to work for Forrest after their initial one year contract was over. That's over 96%. Granted, there weren't a lot of other options but there were surely some and if Forrest was truly this hideous monster that the North has portrayed him to be, I sincerely doubt that those stats would be the same. What do you think?