テネシー州、クー・クラックス・クランのリーダー、ネイサン・ベッドフォード・フォレストの胸像を州議会議事堂から撤去

テネシー州当局は木曜日に、クークラックスクランと南軍の指導者ネイサンベッドフォードフォレストの胸像を州議会議事堂からテネシー州立博物館に移すために投票した。.

After more than a year in the making, this process has finally come to a close,” said Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who voted in favor of the removal.
I thank the members of the Capitol Commission, Historical Commission and State Building Commission for providing thoughtful input and ensuring confidence in the process. The State Museum provides the full historical context for these figures as we remember our state’s rich and complex past.
      投票は 5-2 in favor of the movewhich also includes plans to remove the busts of Admiral David Farragut and Admiral Albert Gleavesand followed recommendations by the State Capitol Commission and Historical Commission.
        Forrest was a Confederate general, slave trader and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
          Museums preserve historical objects to provide connections to the past and offer public spaces for reflection. We are prepared to place these artifacts in that setting,” Tennessee State Museum Director Ashley Howell said.
          The museum said the relocation will start Friday.
          The two officials who voted against removing the busts were Lt. 政府. Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton.
          Trying to judge past generationsactions based on today’s values and the evolution of societies is not an exercise I am willing to do because I think it is counterproductive,” Sexton said in a statement. “It is much more productive to learn from our past and not repeat the imperfections of the past. Any attempt to erase the past only aligns society with the teaching of communism, which believes the present dominates the past.
            McNally ツイートで言った that context was needed, not removal. “No one is arguing that Forrest is not a problematic figure. 彼は. But there is more to his story,” McNally said.
            先月, crews removed the remains of Forrest and his wife from a Memphis park where a monument of him once stood.

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