How Memphis students came face to face with the painful history in their school’s backyard

By Updated: October 15, 2018 1:14 PM CT | Published: October 12, 2018 5:31 PM CT
<strong>Students at Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School examine a historical marker meant to share a more complete story of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general, slave trader and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.</strong> (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)

Students at Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School examine a historical marker meant to share a more complete story of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general, slave trader and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)

A few yards across from the parking lot of an all-boys Memphis school lies a small, tree-lined courtyard, where a class of eighth-graders studies a large historical marker.

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