According to Tennessee state law, the governor has to issue proclamations for six separate days of special observation – three of which honor Confederate leaders, including Forrest.
Memphis Greenspace Inc., the nonprofit that recently removed Confederate statues from two city parks, must keep and preserve the monuments, a court ordered on Monday.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s call to remove a bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building is getting its first hearing this week.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Tuesday became the latest Tennessee lawmaker to express support for removing the controversial bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the state Capitol.
“My position on this issue has not changed – I do not believe Nathan Bedford Forrest should be one of the individuals we honor at the Capitol” — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
One day after an Associated Press report that House lawmakers unwittingly voted in favor of a resolution honoring the achievements of Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan Nathan Bedford Forrest, tensions boiled over the lower
Apr 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM