Thursday, July 2, 2015

First Official Move To Remove Forrest Statue

Ordinance to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest being drafted

This story was the result of an email from Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery to fellow council members.  It informed them that a proposed ordinance had been prepared regarding the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue and gravesite.  Forrest was a Confederate general and early leader of the KKK.  His statue has stood in what is now Health Sciences Park since 1904.  The council will take up the matter during its next meeting.  But it is likely just the first step in a long process to finally resolve a decade-long debate.

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