Blockage sought of I-65 Nathan Bedford Forrest statue

The Tennessean


Tennessee Democrats have already called on the removal of a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the Tennessee state Capitol building.

Now, a Nashville Democrat — one who is running for mayor of Nashville — says she is seeking to block a long-criticized privately owned Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on land near Interstate 65 so that it can no longer be seen from the highway.

Metro At-large Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Megan Barry said in a media release Monday that she has spoken to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam about restoring trees and brush along Interstate 65 via private funds to block views of the statue from the interstate.


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