Free At Last

So they are gone now — finally — the misguided memorials to Nathan Bedford Forrest, soldier, KKK leader, and slave trader, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Their images have been removed, not by outside edict — in fact, contrary to outside edict — but by the clear and obvious will of the local populace.

The strategy of selling the parks to a nonprofit group, which, in turn, would remove the offending statues had been under consideration for months,...

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