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State panel not expected to talk Confederate bust at TN Capitol at meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Capitol Commission has no plans to address a contentious bust of a former Confederate general and early leader o...
Nathan Bedford Forrest bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Capitol Commission hasno plans to address a contentious bust of a former Confederate general andearly leader of the Ku Klux Klan when it meets next week for the first time ina year.

The state panel will meet Dec. 18 to discuss a New Year’sEve event. Gov. Bill Lee had told reporters in October that he expected thestate panel to discuss the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust when he appointed twonew members to the commission.

The bust has been on display inside the state Capitol for decades and sparked multiple protests and calls for its removal.


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