Towns trying to remove slavery from state Constitution

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2019 2:46 PM CT | Published: March 15, 2019 1:52 PM CT

Saying he wants to blot out “one of the worst parts of our history,” state Rep. Joe Towns is renewing legislation to eliminate slavery and involuntary servitude from the Tennessee Constitution.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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