Which History Should We Honor?

As I drove down the winding highway to the small East Tennessee city of Athens last Thursday, I wondered what the next day's Tennessee Historical Commission meeting would hold. Under no circumstances did I think the members of the commission would approve Memphis' waiver request to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest's statue from our public park.

And as I anticipated, the waiver was denied, and "leave history alone" was a recurring theme of the morning.

After Mayor Jim...

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