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  Dismukes criticized for celebrating Klan leader
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jul 27, 2020 01:12pm
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AuthorMary Sell
News DateMonday, July 27, 2020 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionState Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, is under criticism from both sides of the aisle for a Facebook post celebrating the life of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader.

On Sunday, Dismukes posted a picture to Facebook and said, “had a great time at Fort Dixie speaking and giving the invocation for Nathan Bedford Forrest annual birthday celebration.”

The post has since been set to private and can only be viewed by friends of Dismukes, but screenshots were widespread on social media Sunday evening.

Forrest, a Tennessee native, was a Confederate general in the Civil War and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Dismukes’ post said the event took place at Fort Dixie, which according to media reports is on private property near Selma.

Forrest’s birthday was July 13, 1821, a full two weeks before the celebration.
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