City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

The Memphis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday, calling for the city

to present a backup plan to remove or relocate the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue to the council by Nov. 21.

City council attorney Allan Wade said if the city cannot legally remove the statues, the ordinance provides alternative solutions like shutting Health Sciences park down completely or re-purposing the park to memorialize the 22 individuals lynched in Shelby County.The ordinance...

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