Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Removed from South Nashville

A statue depicting Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed Tuesday morning from alongside Interstate 65 in South Nashville. The statue was on late Bill Dorris’ property, and after it was removed was relocated to a storage shed on Dorris’ property. The statue of Forrest stood for 23 years, despite the controversy that surrounded him. 

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Tennessee State Building Commission Votes to Remove Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Bust

Tennessee’s State Building Commission voted Thursday to remove Confederate Army General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s bust from the State Capitol building. 

The statue will be relocated to the Tennessee State Museum, along with the busts of Admirals David Farragut and Albert Gleaves.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Will Relocate Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Body Away From Memphis

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are in Memphis and digging up the coffins that hold Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife so they can transport them to the National Confederate Museum in Columbia, Tennessee. Staff at the National Confederate Museum did not return The Tennessee Star’s request for comment Sunday.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Left-Wing Activist Justin Jones and Other Protestors

Authorities have released left-wing activist Justin Jones from the Davidson County Jail after Tennessee Highway Patrol officers arrested him and several other activists at Legislative Plaza.

As reported, Jones and several of those activists have taken turns occupying that space for weeks as they demand a meeting with Gov. Bill Lee.

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Cohen Urges Lee to Remove Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust, Rename State Park

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) urged Gov. Bill Lee to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol and rename a state park that bears his name.

In a letter sent to Lee Monday, Cohen asked the Republican governor to “demonstrate leadership on an issue that causes so much pain in the Black community in Tennessee.”

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Leahy and Carmichael Talk About the History of Statues Calling for Public Discussion and Not Mob Rule

  Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist, Crom Carmichael in the studio. During the third hour, Leahy and…

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State House Committee Votes to Delay Action on Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust at State Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The State House Naming, Designating and Private Acts Committee voted Tuesday to delay action until the last calendar of the committee on a resolution suggesting the removal and replacement of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the state capitol building.

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State House Committee Considers Resolution Suggesting Removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust from the Capitol

The House Naming, Designating and Private Acts Committee is considering a resolution that suggests the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state capitol and replacing it with an appropriate tribute to a deserving Tennessean.

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Confederate Statues Removed in Memphis Given to Sons of Confederate Veterans

  Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) received the statues of Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest Tuesday from a Tennessee nonprofit group almost two years after being removed from public parks in Memphis. Bruce McMullen, the city of Memphis’s chief legal officer, said in a statement that the…

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Franklin Golf Course Removes ‘Forrest’ From its Name, Distancing Itself from Confederate General

A golf course in Franklin has dropped “Forrest” from its name to distance itself from Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. As of Sept. 22, The Forrest Crossing Golf Course is simply The Crossing Golf Course. Opened in 1986 along the Harpeth River, the course was named for Forrest’s crossing of…

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Senator Lamar Alexander Joins Calls to Remove Bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol

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  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has joined demands to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, reports WKRN News 2. The Tennessee Republican spoke to reporters Tuesday about the issue when he was in Nashville for an event. Alexander said the Civil War can…

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Gov. Bill Haslam Calls for Removal of Bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol

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  Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is advocating for the removal of a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol in Nashville. “My position on this issue has not changed – I do not believe Nathan Bedford Forrest should be one of the individuals we honor at the Capitol. The…

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Group Pushes For Removal Of Confederate Statues In Memphis

A group using the hashtag #TakeEmDown901 is organizing to push for the removal of Confederate statues in Memphis, part of a trend across the South. More than 250 people attended a rally Tuesday evening at Bruce Elementary School on Bellevue Boulevard to learn more about the group’s efforts. “These statues were…

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