Police in Nashville are reviewing surveillance footage to unravel who was behind the vandalism of a Civil War memorial in Centennial Park. The Confederate Private Monument has stood in Centennial Park since 1909. Over the weekend, the phrase “They Were Racists” was painted on the statue and red paint was splattered on the side.
Listen / There’s a battle in Franklin over the city’s most prominent Confederate monument. Unlike places where statues have been taken down, a coalition of local faith leaders and historical societies has proposed adding new markers to be placed next to the monument that would detail the area’s African-American history. But one group is still […]
The city of Memphis could lose a quarter-million dollars as punishment for removing statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis last year. The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Tuesday to strip the money from next year’s state budget. The sum had been earmarked to go toward planning for Memphis’ bicentennial […]
Listen / The University of the South in Sewanee is relocating a 77-year-old memorial to a Confederate general, after determining there was little reason for the stone marker to stand at an intersection just off the school’s main campus.
Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.
When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.
Listen Now: Nashville’s Fort Negley was built for war, and construction began 150 years ago this month. Union officers considered the stone fortress a show of strength and military might. Instead, the fort’s enduring story belongs to the black laborers, both slave and free, who were forced to build it.