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Confederate statues removed from Memphis
Confederate statues removed from Memphis
Posted on 12/17/2019
Statement from Bruce McMullen, Chief Legal Officer:

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Tennessee denied the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ (SCV) appeal, thus upholding the City of Memphis’ (COM) sale of two parks and Confederate statues to the nonprofit Memphis Greenspace, Inc.  Van Turner, President of Greenspace, promised to then Governor Bill Haslam, the statues would be preserved and relocated.  In accordance with that promise and the agreement between Greenspace, SCV and the Forrest family descendants, the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest, James T. Mathis and Jefferson Davis have been permanently removed from Memphis and Shelby County.  They have been released to the custody of the descendants and/or SCV to display them as they wish.  
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