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Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

February 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

Fort Negley and the Hope of Freedom

Fort Negley and the Hope of Freedom

August 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

Listen Now: Nashville’s Fort Negley was built for war, and construction began 150 years ago this month. Union officers considered the stone fortress a show of strength and military might. Instead, the fort’s enduring story belongs to the black laborers, both slave and free, who were forced to build it.

Even as Statue, Forrest Still Draws Fire

Even as Statue, Forrest Still Draws Fire

July 18, 2011 at 5:35 am

The Confederate flags are flying again at the head-turning statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on Interstate 65. While prominently displayed south of Nashville, this mysterious monument doesn’t make the state’s list of must-see attractions for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.