Capitol Commission votes to relocate Forrest bust with two U.S. admirals

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 09, 2020 3:05 PM CT | Published: July 09, 2020 12:06 PM CT
<strong>A bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.&nbsp;On Thursday, July 9, the State Capitol Commission narrowly voted to relocate the bust to the State Museum.</strong> (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

A bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. On Thursday, July 9, the State Capitol Commission narrowly voted to relocate the bust to the State Museum. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

With protesters shouting in the halls of the Tennessee Tower, the State Capitol Commission narrowly voted Thursday, July 9, to relocate the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to the State Museum.

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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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