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Black lawmakers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Forrest bust vote

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 08, 2020 8:26 AM CT | Published: July 08, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators <span>remains &ldquo;hopeful for a positive outcome&rdquo; from the State Capitol Commission when it votes Thursday, July 9, on whether to remove the bust, said state Rep. G.A. Hardaway.</span></strong> (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

A bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators remains “hopeful for a positive outcome” from the State Capitol Commission when it votes Thursday, July 9, on whether to remove the bust, said state Rep. G.A. Hardaway. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators is only “cautiously optimistic” the State Capitol Commission will vote Thursday to remove the monument of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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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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