Lawmakers call for Confederate monument to be taken out of Tenn. Capitol



On the heels of the South Carolina governor saying the Confederate flag should be removed from the state’s Capitol, Tennessee lawmakers are now pushing for the removal of a Confederate monument here in Music City...

Another statue of Forrest sits on private property on the edge of Nashville that can be seen from Interstate 65.

Mayoral candidate Megan Barry has suggested planting trees around the statue to block it.

“While we can’t physically remove it, I [would] sure like to make it something that people don’t see when they drive by,” she said.


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