Monday, the state of Tennessee celebrated the birthday of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Forrest is perhaps best known for his role in the "Fort Pillow Massacre," where it's reported he killed dozens of unarmed troops, ignoring their surrender.
"It was politically correct in 1905 to erect the statue and move the graves. It is no longer politically correct," Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery told WHBQ.
But Nathan Bedford Forrest Day isn't the only celebration of the Confederacy or its leaders.
Alabama, Florida and Mississippi all celebrate the birthday of the only president of the Confederate states, Jefferson Davis — though one Alabama legislator does intend to submit a bill eliminating all state-recognized Confederate holidays. (Video via WAKA)
Lee-Jackson Day is a holiday in Virginia that celebrates Confederate leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee. But the Cavalier Daily reports many cities, including Fairfax and Norfolk, have stopped observing the day.
And lucky Lee actually gets two holidays: His birthday is also celebrated in five states. Coincidentally, Lee shares a birthday with civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.