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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:53 PM

Some Tennessee lawmakers stop amendment to hide statue of former KKK leader [View all]

Source: Fox17 Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Some members of the Tennessee General Assembly moved to table an amendment to the state budget which would have blocked a statue of former KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forest from the view of drivers on I-65.

Sponsored by Rep. Jason Powell (D-Nashville), Amendment 8 to HB2922 would have appropriated funds to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to plant donated trees and natural landscaping to block the statue of Nathan Bedford Forest.

Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and Confederate general during the Civil War. The statue has been defaced with paint in the past and a subject of debate in recent years. Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Powell said blocking the statue from view would send "a clear message to people in the state of Tennessee" and called it an "important step."

Read more: https://fox17.com/news/local/some-tennessee-lawmakers-stop-amendment-to-block-statue-of-former-kkk-leader



Just saw this on MSN, its a local Fox affiliate but I still feel kind of soiled going there. This made me smh.

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