TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 23, 2015

In the wake of last week’s shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and calls in that state and Mississippi to remove the confederate flag from government property, Tennessee lawmakers are calling for area likenesses of Nathan Bedford Forrest to be removed. According to the Nashville Business Journal, both Democrats and Republicans said Monday that a bust of Forrest should be removed from the Tennessee Capitol. Another statue of Forrest is on private land, but lawmakers suggested the state plant trees along the highway to block views of it from Interstate Highway 65.