‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on sidewalks near former Forrest statue site

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2020 2:41 PM CT | Published: June 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A group of protesters painted 'Black lives matter' around the graves of KKK leader and Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife Mary Ann in Health Sciences Park on the evening of June 24, 2020, and the early morning hours of June 25. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)</strong>

A group of protesters painted 'Black lives matter' around the graves of KKK leader and Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife Mary Ann in Health Sciences Park on the evening of June 24, 2020, and the early morning hours of June 25. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Activists have painted Black Lives Matter on sidewalks surrounding the site where the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest stood for decades before it was removed in 2017. 

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Yolanda Jones

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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