Capitol Commission over a vote to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol

 

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, along with its Tennessee Division and local Joe Johnston Camp #28, sued the state and Tennessee Capitol Commission over a vote to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol. … The lawsuit says the commission doesn’t have the authority of the second floor.

 

The bust is located on the second floor of the state Capitol between the Senate and House chambers. The lawsuit says the commission doesn’t have the authority of the second floor.

The lawsuit claims lawmakers must make the decision since they voted in 1973 to put the bust there. The bust was placed in its current location in 1978.

In July, the capitol commission voted to move the bust to the Tennessee State Museum after hearing from Governor Bill Lee and several state lawmakers.

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Any Questions?
Join our Newsletter

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this