Legislators send conflicting messages on Nathan Bedford Forrest

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 09, 2020 4:27 PM CT

The state House and Senate sent conflicting signals Tuesday, June 9, on the fate of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s bust in the State Capitol and a special day honoring his life. A Senate panel voted to keep Forrest Day while state Rep. London Lamar persuaded a House committee to get rid of the special day.


London Lamar Jeff Yarbro Andy Holt Jerry Sexton Bo Mitchell
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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