Removal of Forrest remains begins with confrontation and threats

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 02, 2021 6:38 PM CT | Published: June 01, 2021 12:08 PM CT

The process of relocating the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife began Tuesday at Health Sciences Park. The scene quickly became tense after workers put up Confederate flags around the site and began dumping debris on the letters of a Black Lives Matter mural around the monument. 

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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