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Here they go re-writing more history; Memphis renames 3 parks that honored Confederacy


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The City Council voted Monday to change the names of three parks that honor the Confederacy and two of its notable members.


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The council passed a resolution to immediately rename Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in downtown Memphis and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, which lies just a few miles away. The vote was 9-0 with three members sitting out the vote.
The resolution changes the name of Confederate Park to Memphis Park;Jefferson Davis Park to Mississippi River Park; and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park.
The name changes upset those who believe the council is trying to change history by downplaying the significance of the Confederacy’s struggle against Union forces. It was applauded by at least one civil rights activist.
The council already had been considering changing the name of the park honoring Forrest, a Confederate cavalryman and former slave trader who was a member of the early Ku Klux Klan. He also is accused of massacring dozens of black Union soldiers who tried to surrender at the battle at Fort Pillow in 1864. Davis was president of the Confederacy.

Read all the comments .. almost everybody is against the change regardless of politics . And a few people point out the hypocrisy of some of the Union soldiers and generals that owned slaves and killed . And they are revered as heroes …
thank you battleskin88

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