NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Thursday the Tennessee Capitol Commission voted to recommend the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol to the Tennessee State Museum.
Forrest was a Confederate General and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan who later left the supremacist group.
News 2 reached out to the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate for a response to the decision.
The attorney representing the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 215 and the great-great-grandsons of Nathan Bedford Forrest sent this statement.
Nashville: AKA Baltimore West
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are searching for two male suspects after a child and two adults were shot in East Nashville Sunday night.
The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on South 8th Street in the James A. Cayce Homes.
The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.
Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.