Memphis Mayor Explains How City Took Down Confederate Statues

Local government officials, park boards and historical commission members will want to read this and watch the accompanying video. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and City Attorney Bruce McMullen describe how the city of Memphis, Tennessee, dealt with long-standing Confederate statues in its public parks. Strategic planning, moving quickly before state laws were enacted that made removal more difficult and identification of local non-profits as partners enabled Memphis to have the statues removed safely, swiftly and without a major public outcry.

Memphis Mayor Explains How City Took Down Confederate Statues

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