In 1864 Conferderate General Nathan Bedford Forrest gave orders to his all white army battalion to pursue and kill re=treating African American troops from the Union north at Fort Pillow, Tenn. The massacre triggered a Congressional Investigation after the war ended. After the war Forrest became the first Grand Wizard of the newly formed Ku Klux Klan. This documentary explores the details of this little remembered battle and massacre, as well as Forrest's rise to power in the KKK during the Reconstruction. It also explores Forrest's bizarre change of heart on race issues later in his life. Written by
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During production, the director slept in his car which he was robbed in front of a Piggly Wigglies in Memphis, TN. See more