Looking Black On December 20, 2017, Confederate Statues Removed from Memphis Downtown Parks

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The statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest was hoisted off its platform and lowered to a truck at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday, 112 years after the Confederate general and former Memphis resident was memorialized in a city park.

Memphis City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to remove two controversial Confederate statues in Memphis, those of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. They immediately approved the minutes.

The statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest was hoisted off its platform and lowered to a truck at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday, 112 years after the Confederate general and former Memphis resident was memorialized in a city park.

Memphis City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to remove two controversial Confederate statues in Memphis, those of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. They immediately approved the minutes.

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