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Confederate Veterans Group Receives Removed Statues from the City of Memphis

A Tennessee nonprofit group recently turned over statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to the Sons of Confederate Veterans according to a report from the Richmond Free Press.

This came about two years after they were taken down from public parks in Memphis.

The Confederate statues have been given to descendants of Forrest and the Sons of Confederate Veterans “to display them as they wish,” Bruce McMullen, legal officer for the City of Memphis, said last month.

The statues’ locations have not been disclosed, but they could be re-erected in the near future.

It should be noted that in the agreement to hand over the monuments, the veterans’ group cannot put the statues back in Memphis or Shelby County, according to a statement from Van Turner, the president of Greenspace Inc., a nonprofit that was active in taking down these statues.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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