David Fizdale Rumors
David Fizdale spoke out, and continues to speak out, against the presence of two statues in the city — of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who amassed a personal fortune in the slave trade before the Civil War before becoming a general in the Confederate army, an early scion of post-Civil War Memphis and one of the first members of the Ku Klux Klan, rising to a position of authority in that odious organization.
“It’s a topic that we’ve got to continue to face,” Fizdale said. “We can’t act like it’s not in front of us. Obviously, with all the stuff that happened in Charlottesville, since the day I got here I’ve been talking about these statues within the organization. So I just wanted to make sure I was very clear on where I stood with this whole thing. You know, I won’t let up on it until I get our city where it should be.”
Memphis coach David Fizdale harshly criticized President Donald Trump and called upon Memphis city leaders to do whatever is necessary to take down the two confederate statues in the city in an interview with Wendi Thomas of MLK50.
David Fizdale: “My white grandparents fought Nazis. They met in the war, they fell in love in the war fighting Nazis, kicking Nazis a**, actually. And now here we are 50 years later in the streets of America Nazis are running young white women over who are standing against them. It’s just unacceptable.”