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A crane at the status of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis (WMC-TV)

The Memphis City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to remove statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from some city parks.

Posted: Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) - The Memphis City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to immediately remove Confederate statues from city parks.

Memphis has statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederacy President Jefferson Davis.

Mayor Jim Strickland says Health Sciences Park and Memphis Park have been sold and a private entity is conducting operations on those sites.

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