City Council Votes to Remove Confederate Statues

The Memphis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Wednesday calling for the immediate removal of the city’s two Confederate statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Health Sciences Park and of Jefferson Davis in Memphis Park.

After a month of delay, the final vote came during a continuation of Tuesday’s council meeting.

Removing the statues has been a growing source of contention for some Memphians, a rallying point for activists, and a recurring topic...

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